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

Bulletproof backpacks have become another back-to-school staple

by Courtney Reagan CNBC Crayons, glue, pencils, bullet-resistant backpack. For some parents, that’s what a back-to-school shopping list looks like this year. Bulletproof BackPack USA are stocked for back-to-school season and on the retailers’ website. Signs on the display say, “protection in session” and “bullet resistant backpack.” The office supply stores are not alone. In

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Tips for Keeping Your Child Safe From Active Shooter with Bulletproof Back Pack

If you hear shots, running away from the action is the safest option. The farther away, the better, as a shooter’s aim decreases with distance. If running isn’t possible, hiding is the next-best option. Be sure to hide outside the shooter’s line of sight. And if all else fails, fight the shooter using found objects

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