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Company Develops Bulletproof Blanket To Shield Kids During School Shootings

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The Bodyguard Blanket is made of bullet-resistant materials designed to protect children during an emergency. (Getty Images)

The Bodyguard Blanket is made of bullet-resistant materials designed to protect children during an emergency. (Getty Images)

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HOUSTON (CBS Houston) – As psychologists, parents and politicians try to stop what feels like an epidemic of school shootings, one company says it has come up with a way to protect children in the classroom.

ProTecht, a safety products company based in Oklahoma, has created a portable bulletproof shield reports CNet.

The Bodyguard Blanket is made from the same bullet-resistant materials used in body armor. It is designed to be folded for storage and can quickly be unfolded to create a shelter. It has straps so it can be held in place like a backpack.

At $1,000 apiece, the Bodyguard Blanket is probably too expensive for many school districts, though company executives say they will work with schools to make it less expensive to buy in bulk.

While it was designed with the idead of protecting kids during a school shooting the blanket can also be used during a natural disaster, like a tornado or earthquake.

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