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Willoughby-Eastlake schools making hundreds of face shields for medical workers to use during coronavirus crisis

Right now the staff is making about 150 shields per day.

WILLOUGHBY, Ohio — Teachers in the Willoughby-Eastlake school district are doing their part to help out during this coronavirus outbreak.

The staff is now working around the clock to make face shields for healthcare workers and first responders on the front lines. The group got the call that shields were needed, so they started making them on the 3-D printer at the district's School of Innovation "Fab Lab."

"We had this equipment sitting around, waiting to be used, and we knew there was a need," teacher Rachel Legerski from the School of Innovation told 3News.

"They are the heroes here," Superintendent Steve Thompson said of the crew working on the project. "They are the ones that did the work and came up with the ideas."

Right now the staff is making about 150 shields per day for local workers who need them most.

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