Bulletproof backpacks: They are real, and they can save your child's life
Updated: May 31, 2018
Feb 15, 2018
A Florida-based company makes a backpack that they claim is tested and certified against 44.-caliber and 9-millimeter bullets.
To test that guarantee, Action News Jax brought the backpack to a shooting range and put it up against various firearms. With nothing inside the backpack, we used a .22 Magnum, a 9-millimeter, a .40-caliber handgun and a 12-gauge shotgun.
The armor alone was able to stop the handguns and shotgun from penetrating the backpack completely. We then added three textbooks into the backpack and fired the same handguns. The textbooks prevented the bullets from reaching the armor.