Parents Can Buy 'Peace of Mind' at Fla. School for $120

A Miami private school's store is now open, but this year, in addition to mascot-themed athletic wear, students can soup up their backpacks, too. 

Or rather their parents can, because the backpack insert at the nondenominational Florida Christian School costs $120, reports the Miami Herald. That's because it's bulletproof, the newest security measure taken by the school after 2012's Sandy Hook massacre.

 "I'd rather be prepared for the worst than be stuck after saying, 'Wow, I wish we would've done that,'" says George Gulla, the school's security chief. Since Gulla came on board, the school, which has students from preschool age through high school seniors, has also put in place security cameras, easily identifiable security guards, and even shooter drills where students are taught to hold their backpacks in front of their bodies to "protect [their] center mass," Gulla explains.

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