Sunday, 24 June, 2018

Pennsylvania eighth graders issued bulletproof backpack plates as graduation gift

US Eighth Grade Graduates Given Bulletproof Backpack Shields (VIDEO) Middle school students gifted bulletproof shields at graduation
Steven Clarke | 08 June, 2018, 22:19

The bulletproof backpack plates were also handed out to 25 faculty members at the school.

"Handguns are useless against a product like this", said Unequal's president, Rob Vito.

Thought students and teachers have sat with the reality of having to own this form of protection, everyone involved, including student Jake Nicosia, hopes these kids never have to wear it anyway.

The graduating class at St. Cornelius in Chadds Ford got the plates as gifts during their graduation ceremony on Monday, The Hill reports.

The shields, according to Vito, render handguns "useless", including.44 Magnums and.357 SIGs. The company's CEO, Robert Vito, has a daughter who attends the school.

Unequal Technology, a company based in Glen Mills, had previously created foam-like inserts to protect students from sports injuries that can be fatal, ABC Philadelphia affiliate WPVI reported.

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"Anything that we can do to protect our children and our staff. that's my job", Principal Barbara Rosini told Fox.

But parents and guardians of students told the news outlet that while a bulletproof backpack may be extreme, it's necessary.

"I just wonder what this does psychologically to kids, having to, in essence, prepare for a school shooting", one MA father of three told LifeZette.

Vito told a press conference aired by the local WTXF TV channel: "It's sad the times have called for such a product to be invented, but we have answered the call". "We will do whatever is in our power to secure our campuses so that you don't have to worry about your children when they are in school". "We can only protect them so far", she said. "If it's real to you and you feel better sending your kid out with this kind of armored product, that's your choice".

They appeared "unsure just what to make of their "welcome to high school" gifts", said FOX 29's Bruce Gordon.

The SafeShields are now on sale via the Unequal website for $149.95, although schools can get a discounted rate for $99.

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