I wanted to use some stats and reflect on protecting our greatest asset, our youth. As the world as we know it is changing ever so rapidly so is the world our children grow up in.
Columbine was a tragedy across the US but now school shootings happen so often the often times don't even make the nightly news. To think 10 years ago no one would have ever predicted that we would get to this point. The point that not even our children are safe at school.
Now there are products to protect them. Some of them may look insane while others are more discreet. I personally carry a bullet proof back pack panel and the fact that its proven and I know its in there is a piece of mind
Here are some stats as of Feb, 12 2016
50 – The number of mass murders or attempted mass murders at a school since Columbine. (FBI records)
141 – The number of people killed in a mass murder or attempted mass murder at a school since Columbine. (FBI records)
73 – The percentage of school shooters with no prior criminal record, not even an arrest. (U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Department of Education)
96 – The percentage of school shooters who are male. (FBI records)
17 – The number of kids aged 15 or younger who have committed or attempted a mass school shooting since Columbine. (FBI records)
81 – The percentage of school shootings where someone had information that the attacker was thinking about or planning the shooting. (U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Department of Education)
68 – The percentage of school shooters who got their guns from relatives or at home. (US Secret Service, US Department of Education)
65 - The number of school shooters and thwarted school shooters who have referenced Columbine as a motivation. (ABC News investigation, various law enforcement agencies)
270 – The number of shootings of any kind at a school since Columbine. (ABC News review of reported cases)
1 – The number of shootings per week, on average, on a school or college campus in 2015. (ABC News review of reported cases)
These numbers are staggering, hell they are alarming! The following link is to a lightweight ultra thin backpack panel that can be cut to size and custom shaped. It has such a small foot print you wont even know it's in there from the weight and look of the bag. It has also been approved by TSA, That helps with a whole different type of issue of safety and security of your person and your family.