Tennessee recently passed House Bill 0322, making the intention of the state legislator crystal
clear, they will minimize the casualties in active shooter incidents. The most recent tragedy in
Nashville was a terrible lesson in why security window film is needed, the perpetrator shot the
glass doors shattering them instantly and entering the premises. With 3M Security Window Film, you can delay or deny intruders, giving first responders the time to arrive on the scene and
Requiring Security Film In Schools
On April 13, 2023, the Tennessee Senate substituted House Bill 0322 for Senate Bill 274, adopting amendments #2, #3, and #4.
Amendment #2 lays out the need to install clear “entry-resistant film” to the glass panel of each
exterior entry or basement-level window and door to prevent individuals from entering the
premises without authorization. The legislation allocates $230 million in funding for school
safety, $140 million set aside for armed School Resource Officers for public schools, $40 million
for public school security upgrades and $14 million for private school security upgrades.
The legislation explicitly states that schools constructed or remodeled after July 2023 must
“have installed a clear, bullet-resistant, or entry-resistant film on the glass panel of each exterior
entry or basement-level window and door to prevent individuals from entering the school
building without authorization by breaking the glass in an exterior entry or basement level
window or door.”
Many groups focused on minimizing the impact of active shooter situations are speaking about
the benefits that security window film brings to the table. This rhetoric is especially beneficial in
states where local governments are on the edge or drafting legislation to help ensure that your
schools stay safe.
3M Safety & Security films have been installed on countless schools, buildings, and homes to
secure the envelope of the building. Without 3M Safety Film, an intruder can easily and quickly
smash a glass door and enter the building.