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6 Investigates: “Bulletproof” Backpacks

Posted at 2:25 PM, May 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-27 14:00:17-04

As hard is it is to contemplate a world in which they’re necessary, people are turning to so-called "bulletproof" backpacks to give their kids a fighting chance if ever there’s an active shooter on-campus.

6 Investigates put one of these Kevlar-lined packs to the testand discovered that, while it was able to stop some bullets, it couldn’t stop them all. And, in talking to a local active shooting defense trainer, there’s no substitute for training and knowledge.

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