Since there are already over a dozen school shootings that have happened in the US this year alone, it can't hurt to send a child to school with a safety backpack like this one from Guard Dog Security.
The ProShield Bulletproof Backpack was tested against two types of ammunition and is able to withstand shots from 9mm and .44 Magnum weapons. Despite being made of an armored material, it weighs just a few ounces more than a conventional school backpack.
As well as having life-saving properties, the backpack also features interior panels and an ergonomic exterior straps to make the transporting heavy textbooks home less of a back-breaking task. As well as being ideal for students, the backpack is also noted as being suited to law enforcement professionals, security staff and military personnel.