Montana product could protect kids from active shooters at schools

MISSOULA – With the school year around the corner, a Montana start-up is working to get their invention in classrooms across Montana. They say the non-lethal product is more effective than pepper spray.

Ben Gladwin, the assistant chief of the University of Montana Police department and education director for Reflex Protect, says the spray is better than pepper spray when it comes to stopping an active shooter.

“I was skeptical at this, I’ve been a Taser instructor and I’ve been Tased as a police officer. I’ve also been exposed to pepper spray numerous times,” Gladwin said.