The administration and faculty of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore have apparently determined that prominently posted  “gun-free zone” signs don’t seem to stop deranged madmen intend on murder the way they should. Their solution?  Encourage the faculty to become slightly more shot-resistant:

Calling “campus violence a reality” to prepare for, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore announced plans Thursday to spend $60,000 on the Clark Kent of teacher supplies: an innocuous-looking white board that can stop bullets.

The high-tech tablet — which hangs on a hook, measures 18 by 20 inches and comes in pink, blue and green — can be used as a personal shield for professors under attack, according to the company that makes it, and a portable writing pad in quieter times.

Here’s the device.

Take a good, long look at these pictures. How much of ye olde professor is covered?

On the upside, there is always the possibility that any potential shooter will be laughing too hard to aim accurately.