Louisiana schoolchildren will be allowed to carry bulletproof backpacks to class, under a bill expected to become law.
Louisiana lawmakers approved a bill that would allow students to carry bulletproof backpacks at school. The Senate gave the proposal final passage with a 25-1 vote.
Bill sponsor Sen. Mike Walsworth, a West Monroe Republican, says the bags could protect students if a shooter is on campus. Current law forbids the wearing of body armor at schools.