WKYC - Thursday, August 22, 2013
Backpacks, bulletin boards, desk calendars and white boards are all items normally found inside a classroom.
Would making them bulletproof, so they can be turned into shields, save lives in a school shooting, such as those that happened in Newtown, Conn., and, closer to home, in Chardon and at Cleveland's Success Tech Academy?
WTAM - Monday, August 19, 2013
It's back to school time, meaning it's time to buy your child's supplies. Books. Pens and pencils. Paper. Clothes. Protection from a .44 Magnum.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Add it to the back-to-school shopping list: bulletproof backpacks. Throw in a bulletproof whiteboard and a bulletproof desktop calendar, too.
That's the pitch from Cleveland-based Impact Armor Technologies, one of af ew companies in the United States marketing safety gear once reserved for police officers and soliders to teachers and schoolchildren.
The Plain Dealer - Monday, May 27, 2013
School safety consultant Kenneth Trump said fortified backpacks are simply not practical.
"I often ask, if you need a bulletproof backpack, are you going to need a bullet-proof frontpack as well? Are you going to get a bulletproof helmet to go along? Are you going to train the student to take a Captain America stance and defend himself?"
News Channel 5 - April 16, 2013
School should be a safe haven for children and teachers. But sometimes it's become a dangerous place. Gun violence in schools is occurring in cities big and small, and there's no warning or advance notice. Impact Armor, which specializes in bulletproof products, has created a full line of bulletproof school safety products for schools, and the products are made in Cleveland.
19 Action News - January 24, 2013
A clipboard sized shield, made by local company, Impact Armor Technologies can be a life saver.
"It stops all handgun rounds to the .44 magnum, the most powerful handgun," said spokesman Robert Slattery