In the wake of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, in which 17 people were murdered, parents are taking additional measures to keep their children safe.
One of these safety measures, which reflect a new reality in America, are bulletproof backpacks created for children, which can hold school supplies as well as stop a bullet. As sad as it seems in our lifetime that we worry about our children go to school everyday, Some parents seem to be buying these protective bags to save their children’s life every day.
Real Housewives of Atlanta star and mum, Kim Zolciak-Biermann posted a photo of the bulletproof backpacks she purchased for her children to Instagram Wednesday night, following the school shooting of the same day.
The reality star wrote: “I just asked Kroy what can we do as parents to protect our children every day in this crazy sad world. He said, ‘best thing we could do for now is get bulletproof book bags.’
I just asked Kroy what can we do as parents to protect our children everyday in this crazy sad world. He said, “best thing we could do for now is get bullet proof book bags” you know I just did! It’s better than not having anything at all. Just thought I would share with you guys. I just found this first on Amazon so I bought it. It’s certified.
According to the Guard Dog Security website, the company’s bulletproof backpacks come from “the leading manufacturer of security, self-defence and tactical products,” and all backpacks are officially tested and certified by the National Institute of Justice for bulletproof protection.
The backpack options are offered in a range of colours, including pink, grey, and camo – and retail for $189.99.
Just to clarify, Guard Dog Security are not the only company selling them. There are a few others with price tags of over $400.
You can get yours from Amazon*