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It's every parent and teacher's worst fear, a school intruder with bad intentions.

Speed and safety, that could save lives. That's the idea behind a new security device presented today at Muscatine Community College.  The five middle school teachers who designed the product call it "The Sleeve." The Sleeve fits over the closing arm found on almost every public school door and is able to withstand 550 foot pounds of pressure. So if you're in the hallway, that means Fighting Chance Solutions says the sleeve is designed to work fast and easily, buying a classroom precious seconds. The company says the sleeve is essential to every school because securing the door handle is a violation of many schools fire codes. Weighing only two pounds, the sleeve can be used by those both young and old.

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