The United States is the world leader in the number of mass shootings in various educational institutions, including high schools. In 2018 alone, there were 24 fatal shootings in the country - that is, an average of 1 incident every two weeks.
Taking these statistics into account, Michigan has begun construction of an unusual $ 48 million school that will provide engineering solutions to minimize the effects of shootings.
The school has designed curved corridors to reduce the potential shooter's field of view, and many "wings" adjoin the walls. This creates "shadow zones" for students to hide from bullets. High-impact film will close windows outside the classrooms, and a special locking system will allow administrations to isolate parts of the building at the touch of a button.
The construction of the new school should be completed in 2021.