Bulletproof doors being sold in the Fargo-Moorhead area for the first time
FARGO — One company in the metro is making it their business to protect your children in the classroom.
Sentry Security is the first company offering bulletproof doors.
The company said it's an extra security measure.
"Sooner or later, it's going to happen," said Matthew Castle, operations manager at Sentry Security.
"Just because we're in North Dakota, out here in the Midwest, does not mean that we aren't going to be a target for something," Castle said.
Sentry is selling bulletproof doors, made by Minneapolis-based Aaron Carlson Corporation.
A division of the company "Safe Schools Safe Kids" was awarded a patent for this special kind of door.
North Dakota is one of a handful of states that has never had an active shooter, but Castle said now is the time to prepare before any lives are lost.
Students, however, said they're relatively indifferent to the innovation.
"You're already taught to go to the wall," said Minnesota State University Moorhead student Andrew Young. "So if they're trying to shoot through a door, good luck."
"It would probably make people feel safe," said student, Matt Davis. "For me personally, I feel it's safe enough on campus."
The doors cost $10,000 for one, a price students gawked at.
Advocates, however, say there is no price for our children's safety.
WDAY-TV reached out to area schools.
Each district said that right now, they're not interested in installing this special doors.
West Fargo said they will consider a similar option if the city's bond referendum vote goes through later this month.