It's time for parents to make the annual trek to get back-to-school items, which usually includes jeans, jerseys and a few notebooks.
Boston television station WCVB reported Thursday that a couple of Boston men want parents to consider something else -- a bulletproof backpack
It started with the Columbine shooting in 1999. [Joe] Curran and Mike Pelonzi said that they watched and worried for their own children. They had the idea to hide bulletproof material inside a backpack. They call it defensive action.
"If the kid has a backpack next to them, or under the desk, they can pick it up, the straps act as a handle and it becomes a shield," Curran said.
"I want to keep my kid safe," Curran said. "I don't care what you do -- if you want to fight the good fight or fix the world's hurts, I can't help you, but my kids are going to be safe because of these backpacks."