Surge in bulletproof backpack sales
Three companies are selling bulletproof backpacks and all claim a surge in sales in the wake of the Texas school shooting
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Three companies that sell bulletproof backpacks tell TMZ they have seen a huge spike in demand.
One company run by a Secret Service agent said business is up 800% since Tuesday's school shooting in Uvalde, Texas that claimed the lives of 19 children and two teachers.
He said one of his most popular items has been a $250 backpack that can separate into two parts, becoming a bulletproof vest in just seconds.
Another company offers armor inserts that go inside any bag.
Another donates a portion of its sales to Make Our Schools Safe, an organization started by the parents of a student who was killed in the 2018 Parkland shooting in Florida.