Should Kids Wear Body Armor to School? [POLL]
According to an article by Fox News, sales have soared through the roof for a Utah based company that manufactures child size body armor and bullet proof backpacks. Sales have boomed for this company since the recent tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. Should kids have to wear body armor to go to school?
The Utah based company Amendment II claim they have seen a substantial increase in demand for pint sized body armor and other light weight armor. They have been serving demands for bullet proof backpacks, pants and vests. The backpacks will stop a bullet fired from a .357 Magnum and feature an armor component that weighs only 10 ounces known as RynoHide. The notion of body armor on children has sparked reactions from parents all over the U.S. Maryann Martindale, executive director of the Alliance for a Better Utah, told Fox 13:
“What kind of a society do we want to live in? Do we want to live in a society where we send our kids to school in Kevlar backpacks and arm our teachers? I think we create more chaos by responding that way.”
Many parents agree with Martindale, and many are in support of armoring up our children. Do you think we should send our kids to school with armor on? Do you think it will ease the minds of parents and students or make matters more complicated? Leave a comment with your thoughts and feelings.