Vito said during the assembly that handguns and shotguns are "useless against a product like this" and demonstrated how it could be used to stop bullets.
The outgoing 8th grade class of St. Cornelius Catholic School, Pennsylvania, received ballistic shields for their backpacks as their graduation gift Monday.
Caldwell told USA TODAY that Unequal's ballistic shield is created to be "kid friendly" - the shield can be slipped into a backpack to fortify it against gunfire. The company's CEO, Robert Vito, has a daughter who attends the school.
Unequal Technologies, a sportswear company based in a nearby Philadelphia suburb, donated the 10-by-12-inch plates to each of the students as they prepared to break before starting high school.
"You hear about these school shootings nearly weekly, and I can't believe that's where we are in our nation today, but that's the fact", one great-grandparent who was at the graduation event told Fox 29.
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This past February, seventeen students were shot and killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida - prompting hundreds of school walkouts across the country and national debates over U.S. gun laws.
Barbara Rosini, the principal, who was originally contacted Vito about the SafeShields, said: "I worry about our kids".
Parents of the students expressed the same sentiments, stating the backpack unfortunately is a new necessity.
Visitors are asked for driver's licenses before entering, and their information is entered in a database and searched against criminal records, Fox 29 reported.
"Honestly, it is probably a sad statement that it sounds as though we are going to start equipping students as we do law enforcement officers, I would prefer to see money in areas with better results", he said.
Anti-gun activist David Hogg saw it as further proof that the USA needs more restrictive gun laws. "I hope you [the students] keep them with you in high school".
Now, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to bring that to an end - and the timing couldn't be more suspect. They also say that China's influence in North Korea plays a role in the president's thinking on the trade disputes.
A new Indiana University School of Medicine research center will focus on aggressive and hard-to-treat breast cancers. In a lab, Rosenberg's team grew those few immune cells into billions, then injected them into Perkins' bloodstream.
US President Donald Trump is considering pardoning boxing legend Muhammad Ali for his draft dodging conviction . Mr Trump's comments follow his pardon of conservative political commentator and author Dinesh D'Souza .
However, the rover had to pass one more hurdle and move the rock powder from its drill into its internal lab. One of the best Mars Rover Curiosity on the red planet's surface recorded unique new pictures.
Avalanche Studios can't catch a break, can it? Generation Zero also features 4-player cooperative multiplayer . As reported by Kotaku earlier this morning, Just Cause 4 has been leaked yet again - this time on Steam.
Oh, and those fancy new camera effects Apple added to the Messages app - you can use those in FaceTime as well. You start off with an androgynous looking Avatar, which you can customize until it looks like you.
He also denied being a source for stories, adding that he did not know who was leaking classified information to the press. A few weeks later, "REPORTER #2" published an online article that revealed the identity of "MALE-1".
Reham Khan has undoubtedly made some bold accusations. "I've discussed sexual harassment, sexual coercion and how it is used". Reham also accused PTI of allowing politicians with records of gang-rape and sexual crimes to become members of the party.
Top-ranked Simona Halep has leveled at one set-all in her French Open quarterfinal against Angelique Kerber of Germany. Sharapova was hardly at her best right from the start, double-faulting three times to get broken in the opening game.
World number one Rafael Nadal will play Argentine Juan Martin del Potro in his 11th French Open semi-final appearance on Friday. Cecchinato had sent Novak Djokovic packing in a thrilling quarter-final but Thiem's class on clay proved too much.
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How to get help for someone who might be suicidal
Last year, the CDC released a package on suicide prevention that includes strategies based on the best available evidence. During the study period, rate increases ranged from just under 6 percent in DE to over 57 percent in North Dakota.
John Beilein returning to MI
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Jennifer Lawrence 'comfortable' with new beau
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Essential Phone's next module adds a 3.5mm headphone jack
Plus, it uses our Click connect technology, so you can listen to music while still being able to charge your phone . Along with the module, Essential also announced a partnership with MQA and Tidal, along with a new PH-1 bundle.
He's coming home. Michael Myers back in new Halloween
The new footage explains that Myers was locked up after that first Halloween in 1978 and has been in captivity ever since. But after his escape, he has only one thing on his mind: finishing what he started all those Halloweens ago.
Woods grouped with big guns for US Open
Privacy will reportedly be docked in the Hamptons , giving the 42-year-old golfer an hour trip to Shinnecock Hills. Open for the first time since 2015. 'Tiger Woods pulled up and asked to trade boats.
Belgium vs. Egypt - Football Match Report
Batshuayi set up Fellaini's goal by beating an Egypt defender and cutting back the ball. Egypt's opening match at this summer's World Cup sees them take on Uruguay on June 15.