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    Bulletproof Safe Rooms in DoD Schools: Lawmakers Look to New Tactics to Protect Kids

    Bulletproof Safe Rooms in DoD Schools: Lawmakers Look to New Tactics to Protect Kids

    A bipartisan pair of lawmakers wants to install bulletproof safe rooms in the schools that serve children, amid historically high rates of school shootings.

    An amendment filed for the House's version of the National Defense Authorization Act, or , would create a five-year pilot program in which armored rooms and hallway systems would be installed in 10 Department of Defense Education Activity schools within the continental United States.

    “As schools across the country continue to update and expand school hardening resources, it is vital that our service members' children who attend school on- have access to the same resources to keep them safe in the event of an emergency,” Rep. Dave Joyce, R-Ohio, the amendment's sponsor, said in a statement to Military.com. “If this amendment is included in the final package, it will serve to protect our children, support our service members and keep Americans safe.”

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    The amendment is co-sponsored by Rep. Annie Kuster, D-N.H.

    More than 1,400 amendments have been filed ahead of next week's House floor debate on the NDAA, and typically just a fraction of proposed amendments receive votes, though House Republican leadership earlier this year promised a more open amendment process than previous years. The House Rules Committee is expected to decide at the beginning of next week which amendments will get…

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