Bulletproof school supplies get low grades from safety experts

Friday, August 23, 2013

Looseleaf binders, No. 2 pencils, rulers — and bulletproof whiteboards?

Armored accessories including backpack inserts and clipboards are showing up on back-to-school shopping lists in the wake of campus shootings, from the Sandy Hook massacre to this week's gunfire in Decatur, Ga.

But some security experts say safety-conscious supplies like whiteboards-turned-shields are impractical at best, and a diversion from real life-saving resources at worst.

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