Sale of Kevlar bookbags for kids skyrocketing in wake of Sandy Hook shooting

Posted at 8:33 AM, Dec 19, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-19 08:33:58-05

Demand for a Utah company’s bulletproof backpacks skyrocketed in the aftermath of the Connecticut elementary school shooting.

The packs are lined with light material that can stop handgun rounds.

The company, Amendment Two, began putting sheets of the armor in children`s backpacks a year ago.

Usually the manufacturer sold only a small amount of children’s body armor and backpacks at gun shows. But ever since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, sales have skyrocketed, with people looking for ways — however unconventional — to protect their children.

The company says it’s seen a worldwide demand for its products, including child-sized body armor, so much so their website has crashed several times.  The backpacks retail from $150 to $300.