In the wake of multiple school shootings nationwide, parents are turning to bullet-resistant backpacks to protect their kids. Sales have nearly tripled since recent tragedies. But do they work?
Onondaga County Sheriff Gene Conway wanted to know, so he invited NewsChannel 9 to the range as they put the backpack to the test.
The Sheriff purchased a backpack online, for just under $200. It is made by body armor manufacturer Bullet Blocker. The manufacturer says it will stand up to a handgun attack.
“This is an item a child can obviously wear in school or while in school. We want to see whether this personal protection device is worthy of something parents want to consider,” Conway said.