Dec. 3, 2022

Bulletproof backpacks: There’s more we can do

"As a parent of elementary school children, every mass shooting, particularly ones killing school children like in Uvalde, jolts my doing-the-mom-thing-just-keep-busy-can’t-stop denial. On the last day of school before summer vacation, when the bus...


"As a parent of elementary school children, every mass shooting, particularly ones killing school children like in Uvalde, jolts my doing-the-mom-thing-just-keep-busy-can’t-stop denial. On the last day of school before summer vacation, when the bus doors squeaked open, and my kids hopped off, I experienced a momentary sense of relief. They were safe for one more day, at least from school shootings. I hugged my kindergartener and patted the head (that’s all I’m allowed to do) of my fifth grader. Now that a new school year is looming, it’s all I can do not to click on the article about bulletproof backpacks."

Resources:
AAP policy statement: Firearm-Related Injuries and Deaths in Children and Youth

Moms Demand Action

Lisa Park is a pediatrician.

She shares her story and discusses her KevinMD article, "Bulletproof backpacks: There’s more we can do."

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