Burnsville custodian invents Watch-Dawg for school safety
It’s a scenario no one wants to imagine — an active shooter in the building, stressed children and panicky teachers hurrying to lock doors. A Burnsville custodian has come up with a device that he thinks can help schools caught in such a crisis.
Mark Glende’s stretchy black device is an elastic piece with two bands on the end that can be fastened on both the inside and outside door handles. To use it, teachers lock their doors in the morning and hook the elastic piece over the latch so the door pulls open and closed.