AP reports that “Massachusetts-based Bullet Blocker reported it was selling 50 to 100 bulletproof backpacks a day after the (Newtown, CT) shooting, up from about 10 to 15 in an average week. The children’s backpacks, which are designed to be used as shields, cost more than $200 each.”
So–even before the shooting–each week about a dozen families sat down with their kids after dinner and showed them how to hold their new bulletproof backpacks in front of their hearts and faces if a crazed gunman enters school and starts shooting. After this the kids presumably did their homework, placed it very safely into their new packs, and went to bed. But not before saying their prayers.