Bulletproof Backpacks for sale in Grand Junction

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- A bulletproof backpack is available to buy at Office Depot and online, and parents gave us mixed reviews about it.

It's on sale for $174.99.

It's called the Guard Dog Security Pro-Shield Two Tactical Laptop Backpack and its the first year this model of the backpack has been sold. It's made out of nylon fabric and quote "soft tactical armor."

On Office Depot's website, Guard Dog Security claims the bag has been tested by an independent third-party lab using guidelines from the National Institute of Justice.

However, the company doesn't claim the backpack is 100% bullet-proof to all rounds, but we asked some parents if they would buy one for their kids before schools starts.

"Outrageous. 174 for a backpack? I don't like spending even 30 dollars on a backpack," says Amy Karrels.

"I would consider one for my own kids just because my daughter was at Central High School two years ago when they had the bomb threat or active shooter situation," says Amie Coombs.

District 51 said in a statement, "Most schools require that students keep their backpacks in their lockers."

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