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The blanket is intended to be strapped on a child's back like a backpack. When the child crouches in a ball and huddles up next to other children, they form a kind of human shield, like how the "Romans and the Greeks used to lock together," managing partner Stan Schone told KFOR. (The blanket is also being marketed toward schools that might want to protect students from tornado-induced flying debris.)
originally posted by: skalla
a reply to: alienjuggalo
Wow, you really know that your society is f'd beyond all redemption when this kinda stuff becomes a viable business/product line.
Parents are sending children to school in stab-proof uniforms to guard against knife crime, it has emerged.
Children as young as 10 have also asked for the body armour, some because they are scared for their lives and others as a badge of honour.
Australian parents desperate to protect children from attacks by thugs have begun ordering stab-proof tops from a British clothing firm.
"When I was growing up you never heard of anyone carrying a knife and if someone was stabbed it was major news.
"But now even in smaller suburbs and towns you hear about it every week and there's no age restrictions."
originally posted by: skunkape23
This almost comes off as joke. Any kid wearing one of those things is going to get routinely beaten by bullies. Let the teachers pack a pistol and this sort of nonsense will decline. Build tornado resistant structures instead of big square stacks of bricks.
By Associated Press
OKLAHOMA CITY - An organization that supports building storm shelters in every Oklahoma public school plans to launch a new initiative petition drive to get the measure on the ballot.
Organizers of Take Shelter Oklahoma plan to launch the new petition Wednesday at an event attended by civil rights leader the Rev. Jesse Jackson.
The effort comes a little more than a year after a massive tornado destroyed Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, killing seven students.
The first initiative petition that would have brought a vote to Oklahoma residents was abandoned in April after the state attorney general made significant changes to the ballot title. A legislative effort backed by Gov. Mary Fallin also failed.
The new petition seeks a statewide vote on a $500 million bond issue to fund the shelters.