Finally someone is doing something to protect our children during crisis while they are in school. Although no one expects a nutcase to come in and shoot up the place, however this crazy weather pattern we are having in just about every area of the country isn’t something we can control. All we can do it try to protect our children. Thank God for the company that designed this item every little bit helps.
Read the story as reported by New York Daily News:
Bulletproof blankets designed to shield kids during school shootings, tornadoes
Amid a rise in school shootings and deadly tornadoes across the country, the Bodyguard Blanket is touted as able to withstand 200 mph falling debris and protect against ‘90% of all weapons that have been used in school shootings in the United States.’
Soft and fuzzy security blankets have met their match.
Developers in Oklahoma have revealed an unusual new product hoping to appeal to nervous mothers and school officials: bulletproof blankets.
Amid a rise in school shootings and deadly tornadoes across the country, the Bodyguard Blanket is touted as able to withstand being punctured by 200 mph falling debris and protect against “90% of all weapons that have been used in school shootings in the United States.”
In a dramatic, fear-inducing promotional video, viewers are shown what’s described as, “just an ordinary day.”
“…parents are going to work; children are finding seats in the classroom … Just an ordinary day, that is, until now.”
At that moment, the classroom’s alarm goes off and students must immediately seek cover.
Instead of students cowering in hallways or under tables — safety strategies the video claims “depend merely on hope” — the foldable, bright-orange pads available in three sizes can be strapped onto the user’s chest or back.
According to its manufacturer, ProTecht, the shield is made from the same materials used in military and law-enforcement body armor.
“As a bullet enters the Bodyguard Blanket, its incredibly strong materials ‘catch’ and deform the bullet. This deformation of the bullet occurs within the layers of the blanket and allows a high degree of energy absorption,” according to ProTecht.
CNET reports that the bullet-proof pads are priced just under $1,000, though ProTecht hopes they’ll be able to offer discounted rates to schools and nonprofits if they buy in bulk.
Source: New York Daily News