Company sells bulletproof backpacks for children

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Posted on December 19, 2012 at 9:17 AM

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah -- There is a new way to protect kids at school. Utah company Amendment II makes bulletproof backpacks and says demand has skyrocketed after the Connecticut shooting.

The book bags are lined with a light-weight material which can stop handgun rounds.

The company says it used to only sell a small amount of the backpacks at gun shows. But now it seems everyone wants one for their child.

"Our armor was being bought to protect people, the preppers, is the term. At this point it's transcended to everyone. Anyone who's sending out a child into the world, seeing what can happen now, they want to protect their children," Amendment II's Chief Operating Officer Rich Brand said.

The backpacks are on sale for $150 to $300.

The company says it has seen a worldwide demand for its products, including child-sized body armor.

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