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Bulletproof Jackets and Backpacks a Disturbing New Trend in Children’s Fashion

Posted By Mark Boyer On January 12, 2013 @ 2:16 pm In Accessories and Fashion | No Comments

Kids at school, elementary school, backpacks, girls holding hands, middle school, school girls, children [1]

Body armor is being worn by more than just SWAT teams these days. In the wake of the horrific massacre at a school in Newtown, Conn. last month, a Colombian company is planning to produce a line of bulletproof T-shirts, vests, and backpack-jacket hybrids [2] for the U.S. market. The Colombian businessman behind the bulletproof clothing, Miguel Caballero, told AFP [3] that in the weeks following the Connecticut shooting he received numerous requests from worried parents seeking to protect their kids with armored clothing.

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[2] a line of bulletproof T-shirts, vests, and backpack-jacket hybrids: http://www.ecouterre.com/bulletproof-jackets-backpacks-for-children-are-now-a-thing/

[3] AFP: http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gYsHwd-35emc8ZpuNmbqes4Wzp2Q?docId=CNG.7ee2ba31d9aa318298d4facaee4c743a.5d1

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