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Walkie-Talkie Classroom Communications System Fails to Protect Children in Detroit

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SOURCE Discount Two-Way Radio

DETROIT, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fists flew. Desks collided. Chairs overturned. And students ran for protection as two high school boys turned a classroom into an explosive fighting ring.

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A teacher at Detroit's Pershing High School tried to call for help from security guards on her walkie-talkie. But it didn't work.

The 30-second fight was captured on a cell phone video and broadcast on Fox 2 Detroit and rebroadcast to other stations across America.

"School districts across the country are putting students and teachers at risk when they pinch pennies and buy cheap walkie-talkies," said Ben Burns, CEO and Co-Founder of Discount Two-Way Radio Corporation, which creates customized communications solutions for schools based on their needs and budgets. "Schools should buy reliable two-way radio communications systems and service them properly."

The company has led the way to protect schools by creating a free "Emergency School Planning Guide" communications plan to help school districts adopt a comprehensive method to safeguard children and inform parents during a crisis at a school.

The company's website also offers a free Professional Two-Way Radio Troubleshooting Guide, a handy 11-point checklist all your radio users must know to optimize your radio investment

"We're in the business of saving children's lives," he said. "We are experts in creating the right life-saving communications systems for schools and businesses and we take our responsibility seriously."

Ironically, the teacher was fired for using a broom to break up the fight, as the act violated the school district's ban on teachers using corporal punishment.

"It is an outrage that a teacher who tried to protect children should be fired. Teachers and their unions or representatives need to make sure their school districts buy communications systems that can do the job," said Burns.

"If the school district bought quality communications equipment and serviced it properly, incidents like Detroit might not happen," he said.  "Two-way radios and megaphones from high quality companies can provide teachers with a safe working environment."

Educational institutions could face expensive lawsuits and pay steep fines if they don't provide proper working equipment.

"School districts could be sued by teachers and staff if they don't provide adequate safety equipment," said Burns. "Parents must demand their school districts get the best communications equipment that works and will keep their children safe."

For information go to http://www.discounttwo-wayradio.com/ or call 800-895-5122.

About Discount Two-Way Radio

Discount Two-Way Radio was founded in 1997 in a small apartment by Ben Burns and his father. They started with a passionate enthusiasm to build something different. With no customers, no contacts, no money, and no product line, Discount Two-Way Radio has achieved considerable success growing the company to serve over 62,000 customers using a direct, straightforward approach that cuts through the hype that can sometimes surround advancements in technology.  

They wanted to offer customers a respectful experience; to be the source of quality radio products, the best prices, and technological service that is more like working with friends and family. With an honest, almost old-fashioned work ethic that primarily consisted of "pounding the pavement" with a reliable product and personable customer care; the company grew from the ground up to a thriving corporation that maintains a dynamic, full-time staff and a 14,000 square-foot warehouse.  Discount Two-Way Radio has been listed as one of Inc. 5000's fastest growing companies since 2007.

The company is committed to selling the best radios, at the best price, with the best service.

As an RCA award-winning distributor known for superior technical and sales expertise, the company motto is, "We know radios so you don't have to."

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