It’s something that nobody should have to think about when buying a school backpack, but following this week’s horrific mass shooting at a South Florida high school, sales of bulletproof backpacks have increased, according to The Cut.
Yasir Sheikh, president of a Florida-based company that specializes in protective products, says the backpacks “sell themselves” when these incidents take place. He started selling the bags five years ago after 26 people were killed in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. While sales have been largely steady ever since, he indicated that they see a spike following a shooting. “Sometimes we see it instantly, sometimes it’s a few days afterward,” he told The Cut.
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