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According to the New York Post, all the students were given bulletproof, military-style shields for their backpacks as a present.

The products are called SafeShield and are made by Unequal Technologies, a sports gear and protective gear company. They have a 10-by-12-inch panel and 20-ounce plate.

“Handguns are useless against a product like this. Shotguns are useless against a product like this,” said Rob Vito, the company’s president. “They’ll stop the most powerful handguns in the world — .44 Magnums, .357 Sigs.” However, the product reportedly does not protect against semi-automatic rifles.

“I never thought I’d need this,” one student said according to Fox 29.

Thoughts, Roommates? Should all students be gifted with these bulletproof shields?

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