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." (Read more Sandy Hook Elementary School stories.)

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