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STUDENTS FROM LAKEVIEW TECHNOLOGY ACADEMY USE SKILLS TO BUILD BREACH DOOR FOR POLICE AND FIRE TRAINING
LakeView Tech students Gable Schmidt (sophomore) and Will Berger (junior) recently designed and constructed a breach door at the request of the Pleasant Prairie Police Department. The two young men took the project on over and above their regular coursework. The door will be used for training by local police and fire and rescue departments.
The department has been looking into the purchase of a door for training purposes over the past few years but has encountered budgetary challenges. During the last budget phase, the department approached LakeView Technology Academy about the possibility of having students take the project on.
KUSD instructor Eric Sutkay referred Gable and Will, “I knew they would be good students to take on a project of this caliber.” Materials for the project were donated by Kolbe Windows & Doors (Wausau), Grunau Company (Oak Creek), and The Blast Shop (Kenosha). Schmidt and Berger began working on the project in April and began testing the door in May. On Monday, June 5, the partners gathered for a final test, which was a success.
The Pleasant Prairie Police Department wishes to sincerely thank Gable Schmidt, Will Berger, Erik Sutkay, LakeView Technology Academy, Kolbe Windows & Doors, Grunau Company, and The Blast Shop for this amazing outcome.