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Mosinee businessman says glass film could save lives

5:57 PM, Feb. 6, 2013  |  Comments
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Dick Peterson was enjoying a rare morning off from work at his Mosinee window-tinting business Dec. 14 when his daughter Kristin called him from her home in Newtown, Conn.

Peterson's daughter lives in the community that was rocked that day after 20-year-old Adam Lanza shot and killed 26 people, including 20 children, at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Peterson followed the news about the tragedy during the ensuing days and learned that Lanza broke a window to enter the school. And that set the window expert's mind to work.

Now Peterson thinks he has a way to slow intruders who are bent on violence in schools or other public buildings, and he's working with window manufacturers to develop a special protective film and retention system that could prevent future mayhem.

"This isn't bulletproof, but it is going to give police more time to respond to a threat," Peterson said.

And a demonstration at his Mosinee home today proved that Peterson just might be on to something.

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