A bulletproof Kevlar-covered backpack from ArmorMe will be available for sale in the U.S. this month.
In a release announcing the product, security specialist and Israeli Defense Forces Colonel Dr. Gabi Siboni said the bag comes with two panels of Kevlar for every student. "We never know when violent attacks may occur," Dr. Siboni said.
"The packs are designed with safety in mind and for the most common attack scenarios," said the company's news release.
One single paneled backpack is set to retail for $160 to $190. ArmorMe said, "The double-paneled backpack costs $210 to $250 and provides coverage for both sides of the torso or from the neck to the knees on their front or rear."
"We built this backpack to address the daily reality of student life," Siboni said. "We wanted a pack that had style, was light, could carry a laptop, would last multiple academic years, and could breathe to ensure kids were comfortable.  At the same time, we built this backpack to withstand a handgun attack."