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Why Schools Being Designed to Deter Active Shooters Isn’t The Solution to Mass Shootings

School architects and designers are making blueprints to thwart an active shooter. Here’s why that’s a problem. By Tracy Collins Ortlieb September 16, 2019 It’s back-to-school season in America, and families are stocking up on school supplies and shopping for new clothes. Among the hottest seasonal offerings in big-box aisles are bulletproof backpacks—just one example of the ways…

Strollers Can Be Dangerous on Public Transit. Here’s What Parents Should Know

In cities across the country, urban transport policies are putting parents at risk. By Tracy Collins Ortlieb Updated September 13, 2019 In January of this year, Malaysia Goodson died descending a flight of stairs in a Midtown Manhattan subway station. Beside the 22-year-old, her 1-year-old daughter Rhylee—nestled in her stroller—was alive. Police said Goodson had been trying to…

Bulletproof Backpacks Are Selling Out This Back-to-School Season, But Should You Buy One?

On shopping excursions to gear kids up with a year’s worth of pencils, notebooks, and folders, many parents are opting to pack them all in an armored backpack. By Tracy Collins Ortlieb Michelle Marino was shopping for school supplies for her high-school-sophomore son earlier this summer when she made an impulse purchase: a Guard Dog Security ProShield backpack….

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