Parents consider buying bulletproof backpacks as gun violence shapes their children’s lives

Parents consider buying bulletproof backpacks as gun violence shapes their children’s lives.

by Ellie Silverman When her sons were growing up in West Philadelphia, Monica Peay-Matthews taught them how to duck bullets: Stop and hit the ground. Find a wall. If you run, make sure to zigzag. Now she is considering an additional precaution: buying them bulletproof backpacks. Summer in Philadelphia has brought shootings at a rec

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