Danville dad creates bulletproof backpack insert to keep kids safe in school shootings

Parents consider armored backpacks to protect students from an active shooter

BRIDGETON, MO – Students at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida arrived for the new school year Wednesday (Aug. 15) sparking widespread discussion, once again, about campus safety. Some families are taking matters into their own hands by equipping children with personal shields.

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Students don bulletproof backpacks as shooting fears force schools to rethink security

Matt Materazo’s kids are heading back to school this year with something new in their backpacks: an 18.5-ounce, quarter-inch-thick armor insert that will deflect a bullet from a .44 Magnum.

Matt Materazo joins Justin Honaman on the ContenderCast Podcast