Company to Make Bullet-Proof Kids' Clothes
Colombian firm says it got deluged with requests from US
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 3, 2013 3:59 PM CST

(Newser) – First came the bullet-proof backpacks. Now, in the wake of the Newtown shooting, comes a Colombian company that plans a line of bullet-proof clothes for kids, reports AFP. Miguel Caballero's firm has long made such clothes for politicians in his drug-torn country and elsewhere, and now he's working on T-shirts and vests for US schoolkids ages 8 to 16. He says he made the decision after getting a slew of email requests from worried American parents. Prices will range from $200 to $400, depending on size.

"Three royal families in the Middle East are customers of ours," says a company exec. "We made a bullet-proof kimono for the American actor Steven Seagal. Our experience is beyond question."

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Jan 4, 2013 8:20 AM CST
Reminds me of schools making kids hide under desk during the cold war.. To save them from nuclear devastation... Let the kids be kids..
Jan 3, 2013 11:59 PM CST
Canon manufactures towels, and now I can see a line of bullet proof clothing from a company calling itself Loose Canon. That kimono sounds like the perfect thing for just lounging around the house, especially if you don't trust your spouse. And if you bring someone new home, you can say, "Excuse me while I slip into something bullet proof." But what protects the head? All of these so called solutions seem to be missing the point. It would help if we cared more about everyone around us.
Jan 3, 2013 9:53 PM CST
The is where the government should step in and seize control of this company with this assinine idea. You want to see more shootings to see if the clothes work? Please don't allow these garments to be marketed.