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Iowa company sees demand after recent school shooting

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An Iowa company is getting a lot of inquiries following the deadly Florida school shooting.

Fighting Chance Solutions is dedicated to creating safety items to keep intruders from entering rooms.

The Muscatine, Iowa-based company is experiencing a spike in demand for their two products, the sleeve and the rampart.

Both devices can block an inward or outward-swinging door in a matter of seconds. 

"We're trying to make a difference. One of our products was used last year in an active-shooter situation and withstood a door breach at the U.C.L.A. campus, right across the street from where the shooting occurred," teacher and company founder, Daniel Nietzel said.

Nietzel said he noticed a need for these devices while undergoing active-shooter training, like many Iowa schools do.

"I think it's important to understand, that you can't live your life in fear, but also can't be ignorant to some of these circumstances. Because, one of the worst things you can do is pretend like they don't happen and not be prepared," Nietzel said.

Nietzel said in the last few days, educators from coast-to-coast have reached out to inquire about the sleeve and rampart.

"Oh man, it's been crazy. Actually, ever since the Las Vegas shooting and followed up by the Texas church shooting, and then obviously the while-reported school shootings over the past few months we've seen demand skyrocket. Don't plan on things happening, but be prepared that if they do, you have a plan, you have tools in place to keep yourself and your kiddohs secure," Nietzel said.

Creators say their items have been on the market for more than three years now, and they're working with many schools across the state to get them into the classroom.

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