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."