For many families, school supply shopping is one of the best parts of the school year. Fresh notebook pages, shiny new binders, maybe a new lunchbox — and no unfinished homework or unsigned permissions slips in sight. But these days, school isn't quite the same.
Now, many parents are thinking about more than just getting their kids to the bus stop on time. The five deadliest shootings in modern U.S. history have occurred in the past 10 years. One of them occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School, where 20 children between 6 and 7 years old lost their lives. As a way to ease parents' minds, one school in Florida has decided to sell bulletproof panels for students' backpacks. But some people are asking whether that's enough.
Parents can now purchase bulletproof backpack panels on Florida Christian School's website.
This Florida school is selling bulletproof panels that can be inserted into students' backpacks… https://t.co/kqc50vgOZh— CNN (@CNN)1510092751.0
Many people — including musician John Legend — are pointing out that selling bulletproof backpack panels is not necessarily the right way to go about addressing the issue of mass shootings.
We cannot claim to be a great country if this is the best solution we have to offer our kids. We must do better https://t.co/i5jB1mFz6p— John Legend (@John Legend)1510205426.0
Legend went on to talk about how things were much different when he was in school.
When I was a kid we had fire drills, tornado drills. Now we have mass murderer drills. https://t.co/4tyFWMWBTB— John Legend (@John Legend)1510230416.0