As reported by the Boston Herald, two dads from Danvers, Massachusetts have developed mercenary-style book bags that apparently ward off stray bullets, knives and misguided machetes. The secret ingredient seems to be a lightweight bulletproof plate that lines the inside of the pack. Skeptical parents should be assured that the packs meet the National Institute of Justice standards for safety
David Roylance, associate professor of material science and engineering at MIT, seems to think that a big textbook might do just as well. But then again, you can’t be too safe.
You won’t find this at LL Bean. Try mychildspack.com for $175.
Via the Bostonist.