Will a bulletproof backpack protect your child in a school shooting?

RALEIGH, NC (WNCN) — A North Carolina school safety committee is recommending an armed resource officer in every local school.

But, what if there was an additional way to protect your child during a school shooting?

Some say the answer can found in bulletproof backpacks – which some parents are buying for their kids.

The backpack armor is becoming mainstream as more and more companies are now selling them.

“It’s sad but it’s in this day and age,” said parent Maurita McKissack. “But maybe what it has come to, you know, with the kids bringing weapons to school, things like that nature, you might have to be proactive.”

Stores like Walmart sell a bulletproof backpack online for less than $200.

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