Parents react to bulletproof backpacks

Parents react to bulletproof backpacks


CIARA: BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING FOR MANY MEANS NEW PENCILS AND NOTEBOOKS.. ALSO MAKING IT TO THE LIST THIS YEAR.. BULLETPROOF BACKPACKS. AND ALTHOUGH THIS ITEM IS SPARKING CONTROVERSEY.. I FOUND OUT JUST HOW IN DEMAND THIS POTENTIALLY LIFE SAVING BAG IS. I WAS IN AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL THE DAY OF SAND HOOK HAVING LUNCH WITH MY CHILD.. SO COULD HAVE BEEN ME. TERSEA MALONE IS THE MOTHER OF TWO HIGH SCHOOL AGED STUDENTS… SHE SAID THE THOUGHT OF PUTTING HER CHILDREN IN BULLETPROOF ARMOR TO GO TO SCHOOL BREAKS HER HEART.. BUT IT’S A TREND MANY PARENTS ARE MOVING TOWARDS.. FOLLOWING RECENT MASS SHOOTINGS ACROSS THE COUNTRY.. ESPECIALLY ONES TAKING PLACE IN THE CLASSROOM. THE MAKER OF ONE BULLETPROOF BACKPACK LINE SAYS SALES HAVE SPIKED NEARLY 200 PERCENT SINCE THE SHOOTINGS IN DAYTON AND EL PASO.. ANOTHER MAKER SAYING SALES HAVE DOUBLED OVER THE PAST COUPLE OF DAYS. CIARA SPELLER BIG BOX STORES LIKE BED, BATH & BEYOND ARE ALSO CURRENTLY SELLING THESE BACKPACKS IN HIGH DEMAND. THIS LOCATION IN HOLYOKE DOESN’T CARRY THE BAGS IN STORE.. BUT AN ASSOCIATE SAID WILL DELIVER IT RIGHT TO YOUR DOOR… THE BULLETPROOF BACKPACKS BEING CALLED A “CONSUMER FAVORITE” ON ONE COMPANY’S WEBSITE OFFERS THE BAGS IN ALL SIZES.. THE SMALLEST OFFERING CALLED THE “JUNIOR PACK” IS SUGGESTED FOR PRE-SCHOOLERS… SOMETHING THIS GRANDMOTHER FINDS TROUBLING. JOY HINES, SOUTH HADLEY WHEN I WAS A KID YOU BOUGHT BARBIE.. AND JUST WENT IN AND BOUGHT A BACKPACK FOR $2, $3 AND YOU WERE FINE.. IT’S VERY SAD. DEPENDING ON WHERE YOU LOOK THESE BULLETPROOF BAGS RETAIL

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