UF student creates active shooter shield
University of Florida Junior Andrew Bloomfield created something that has the potential to save lives.
The mechanical engineering major said he was inspired to create a collapsable shield after the Orlando mass shooting.
“That really hit close to home for me, it was disgusting, and I hate the idea that somebody lost their life over something that they can’t control.”
The shield is called Minuteman, and it is still in its early stages. Bloomfield said he is working on raising money to create better models.
“I’m a college student, I did this on my porch essentially. I had to end up welding it all together, which I didn’t want to do, but that was what it took to actually get a proof of concept out there.”
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