CENTRAL TEXAS (August 22, 2013)--The start of school is right around the corner and safety is a high priority among parents.
One Central Texas man wants students to consider bulletproofing their backpacks as an extra layer of protection in an age scarred by school shootings.
Robert Moon of Richland Springs west of San Saba is the creator of Savior Shield which is a bulletproof, fiberglass insert that goes inside a backpack or brief case.
Moon said he began designing the insert after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Savior Shield costs $39 plus shipping and can be shipped anywhere in the United States.
Moon said the shield is rated to withstand almost any caliber handgun at a close-up range.
Savior Shield weighs 2.6 pounds and measures 12 inches by 12 inches.
"I am so sold on the product that if I was a millionaire and had tons of money, I would make the Savior Shield and hand them out at every school in the United States," Moon said.