Friday, August 17, 2007


Dads push bulletproof backpacks in schools - Local & Regional - " Dads Mike Pelonzi, 43, and Joe Curran, 42, dreamed up the bullet-proof backpack, which also blunts knife attacks, to protect their own children after witnessing the Columbine massacre in 1999. "


oldmanandhisbike said...

Okay, this is where I draw the line.
We have to stop letting fear and media attention drive our decision making.
I love my kids and care about their health and safety, but this is over the top.
It is good to talk to them about the issues of today and discuss options on how to deal with potential problems, but flack jackets only reinforce that the incidents are inevitable.
Focus on the real concerns: health issues brought on by childhood obesity, responsible driving and alcohol abuse. These are the things that are serious and will more likely touch their lives.

Chris said...

Ridiculous. If you thought there was a real chance that your child would be shot or stabbed, why would you send them to that school in the first place? I know it can happen anywhere blah blah. I don't think making kids bullet proof is the way to go. Next thing you know they will be arming them with gas masks and tasers.

bryan said...

so I should take back the bullet-proof onesie?

JuneBug said...

LOL kevlar aero suits!!

I think some of the text books these kids carry are probably sufficient enough to stop a bullet.. !!

Veronica said...

WTF. And for Germs let's just have sanitized hazmat school uniforms so no one EVER gets sick (or ever has an immune system).

Cripes. I am with oldmanandhisbike on the real issues.

And to top it off it would be nice to see more parents be involved with their kids, that would help on all issues.