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Is a ‘bulletproof backpack’ the new essential back to school item?

Is a ‘bulletproof backpack’ the new essential back to school item?


3 SCHOOL SHOOTINGS ARE A REALITY IN THIS COUNTRY. OUR SYDNEY STALLWORTH TAKES A LOOK AT THE LATEST FASHION ACCESSORY THAT COULD SAVE YOUR CHILD’S LIFE. 3 THE THREAT OF A SCHOOL SHOOTING IS A SAD REALITY FOR STUDENTS ACROSS THE UNITED STATES. FROM PERFORMING DRILLS TO REVIEWING SAFETY PROCEDURES AT THE START OF THE SCHOOL YEAR, STUDENTS ARE MADE AWARE OF THE THREAT OF A MASS SHOOTING OR OTHER EMERGENCY AT EVERY GRADE LEVEL.IT’S A TRUTH THAT STUDENTS ACROSS THE NATION HAVE HAD TO FACE; AND WHETHER OR NOT THEY KNOW IT, IT AFFECTS THEIR EXPERIENCE AT SCHOOL EVERY DAY. SOME PARENTS ARE CONCERNED FOR THE SAFETY OF THEIR CHILDREN WHEN THEY LEAVE FOR SCHOOL. THEY’VE DECIDED TO TAKE THE MATTER INTO THEIR OWN HANDS. THEY’RE CALLED “GUARD DOG SECURITY BULLET-RESISTANT PROSHIELD” BACKPACKS. THEY ARE NOT BULLETPROOF, RATHER, BULLET RESISTANT. THE BACKPACK HAS LEVEL IIIA PROTECTION, ALLEGEDLY CAPABLE OF RESISTING A BULLET SHOT FROM UP TO A .44 MAGNUM HANDGUN. THE BAGS HAVE BEEN VERY POPULAR IN STORES. THEY HAVE BEEN ADDED TO THE SHELVES AT OFFICE MAX, BUT CAN ALSO BE PURCHASED ONLINE AT OFFICE DEPOT. THEY COST BETWEEN $120 AND $200, WHICH BEGS THE QUESTION OF HOW LOWER INCOME FAMILIES CAN AFFORD BULLETPROOF BAGS, ESPECIALLY IF THEY HAVE MULTIPLE CHILDREN. SOME SCHOOL DISTRICTS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY HAVE BANNED THE BULLET RESISTANT BACKPACKS. PUTTING THE VALLEY FIRST…SS WZDX NEWS 3 THE FIRST SOUND 3 YOU’LL HEAR DRIVING 3 UP TO YOUR KID’S SCHOOL– A WHISTLE. THE FIRST SIGHT– BRIGHT YELLOW VESTS. TODAY ABOUT A DOZEN CROSSING GUARDS IN HUNTSVILLE TOOK


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