It's an unfortunate reality that many of today's students in the U.S. have to think about protecting themselves while in the classroom, however two college students developed a bulletproof skateboard to provide their peers with a sense of safety in the event of an emergency.
Policies regarding school shootings have shifted from "run and hide" to "run, hide and defend," a concept that proves difficult, as throwing pencils and school supplies is unlikely to stop an attacker. These innovative skateboards provide protection for students, without arming them with dangerous weapons. Strong enough to stop a .44 Magnum, the boards aim to give students a sense of control over their daily lives by helping them to feel a bit safer.
The board's design features distinctive clear panels that offer personalization, while sticking to a rather traditional aesthetic that's appealing to young students who are looking to maintain the old-school California skater look.