Bulletproof backpack manufacturer scrambling to fill orders from US
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An Israeli company that is designing bulletproof backpacks for students is having to scale up production to keep up with orders from the U.S., according to The Independent.

Masada Armour created the backpack in response to recent school shootings.

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“In two months we have sold hundreds and are gearing up to increase production rates to 500 units per month,” The Independent quoted chief executive Snir Koren as telling the AFP news agency.

The backpacks currently weigh about 11 pounds, so only older teenage students can use them. However, the company is working on making a lighter-weight version of the backpacks for younger students.

A number of school shootings has rattled students and parents, including in Parkland, Fla. as well as Santa Fe, Texas, earlier this year.

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