In the US, companies are marketing bulletproof book bags:
While in Britain, Cox News Service recently reported:
An East London company called BladeRunner has started selling school uniforms lined with knife-resistant Kevlar. The customers are mostly worried parents seeking peace of mind in a city that has seen seven teens stabbed to death this year.
â€œMy son is 14 and rides his bike to school, and I feel heâ€™s a moving target,â€ said Andrea Lovell, an East London mother who recently bought a Kevlar-lined jacket for her son. â€œA few of my friends have bought the jackets as well for their children.
â€œWe all worry about our kids, and this makes us feel a little better when they go out the door,â€ she said.
Hat tip to Karen L. Myers.