Bulletproof shelters for schools (Department of Education)

Erik Franco filed this request with the Department of Education of Tennessee.
Multi Request Bulletproof shelters for schools


From: Erik Franco

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Tennessee Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

All memos, budgets, proposed budgets, presentations, and emails from the dates 01/01/2012 to 04/09/18 mentioning the use of, spending on, and/or consideration of bulletproof shelters for use in schools in the state.

An example of one such company that produces bulletproof shelters is the company called Shelter in Place (http://shelterinplace.com/pricing), mentioned in this local media report, among others covered in the press in various states: http://abc7ny.com/is-this-bulletproof-school-shelter-the-new-normal/3160640/

I am a member of the press and therefore request that fees be waived.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 7 business days, as the statute requires.


Erik Franco

From: Department of Education

Hello Mr. Franco,
We received your open records request on April 9, 2018. Tenn. Code Ann. ยง10-7-503 only requires records to be open for personal inspection by Tennessee citizens, so we will not be fulfilling your request.

If you have any further questions, please contact the department's General Counsel, Christy Ballard, at (615) 741-2921.

Chandler Hopper| Deputy Director of Communications
Andrew Johnson Tower, 9th floor
710 James Robertson Parkway, Nashville, TN 37243
p:(615) 248-7073, c:(615) 218-4013