An Israeli company has taken cautionary action, given the number of mass shootings and school shootings that have plagued the world recently, and reminds parents to consider their children’s safety as back-to-school time approaches. These ArmorMe bulletproof backpacks were designed by Israeli security specialists and field-tested by Israeli security and military experts, and are made with level IIIA NIJ Protective Panels, the super-strong bulletproof material used in personal armor including combat helmets and bulletproof vests.
“As horrible as these deadly events are, they are an unfortunate fact of life in the United States,” said security specialist and Israel Defense Forces Colonel (ret). Gabi Siboni. “As the school year starts in the coming weeks we are sadly certain that school shootings will happen. The ArmorMe backpack was developed with these realities in mind.”
The backpack was developed with an easy-on, easy-off design, which makes speed and safety a reality. A single-paneled backpack costs $160 to $190, with coverage from neck to knee when worn in front. The double-paneled backpack costs $210 to $250 and provides coverage for both sides of the torso.
“We built this backpack to address the daily reality of student life. We wanted a pack that was stylish, and light and comfortable, could carry a laptop and would last multiple academic years. At the same time, we built this backpack to withstand gunshots,” noted Israeli security expert Dr. Siboni.
The bags are available at Amazon and at ArmorMe.com.