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Bulletproof backpacks concern parents for back to school

Bulletproof backpacks concern parents for back to school


BACK-TO-BACK MASS SHOOTINGS — SAFETY IS BECOMING AN EVEN BIGGER PRIORITY. KSNT NEWS REPORTER “DAN GARRETT” TALKED WITH ONE LOCAL DISTRICT — ABOUT SOME OF THE NEW SAFETY FEATURES AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS.### DAN “It’s time to head to the stores for back to school shopping. Usually– parents load up on pencils, notebook, and folders. But this year– you can even add bullet proof backpack to that list.” FOR ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY DOLLARS – YOU CAN GET A BACKPACK THAT CAN STOP 44 MAGNUM BULLETS AT OFFICE MAX. HEATHER BLAKEMORE HAS KIDS AND GRANDKIDS WHO ATTEND TOPEKA PUBLIC SCHOOLS. SHE SAYS SEEING SUPPLIES LIKE THAT MAKE HER UNEASY. “we’ve never had drills like that, we’ve never had to worry about anybody coming around the schools or in the schools shooting.” nats of safety training. SECURITY OFFICERS AT TOPEKA PUBLIC SCHOOLS REGULARLY TRAIN FOR ACTIVE SHOOTS AND OTHER EMERGENCIES. CHIEF OFFICER RON BROWN WANTS PARENTS TO FEEL THAT THEIR CHILDREN ARE SAFE WHEN THEY GO TO SCHOOL. SO THEY CAN BUY SAFETY MATERIALS LIKE THE BACKPACKS IF IT HELPS THEM REST EASY. “I think parents need to do what makes them feel comfortable to provide for the safety of their children. I would say I don’t believe they don’t need those things here. I think we do a very good job in Topeka public schools in providing for student safety and staff safety.” IN ADDITION TO THE 16 OFFICERS ON STAFF – SOME OF THE SCHOOLS HAVE BULLET RESISTANT GLASS AND PANIC BUTTONS TO CALL FOR HELP. NAVAYA VAUGHAN GOES TO CHASE MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HAS GROWN UP WITH DRILLS. SHE SAYS SHE FEELS SAFE GOING TO SCHOOL EVERY DAY- ESSPECIALLY BECAUSE OF THE SAFETY MEASURES. AND SO DOES HER MOM. “They should be at ONLINE. ###A TOPEKA MAN IS INVESTING IN KIDS — IN A UNIQUE WAY.


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