Less than a month after 20 children and six adults were killed in a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Miguel Caballero, designer of bullet-resistant fashion, announced a new line of clothing for children. And now, the grade school body armor has arrived. This week, as a company called Elite Sterling Security LLC launched as the exclusive U.S. distributor for Cabellero’s Colombian-made personal ballistic protection products, Reuters photographed adult and child models showing off the company’s bulletproof backpacks, blankets, tank tops, and tees in Aurora, Colorado — the city where 12 people were shot in a movie theater during a midnight screening of Dark Knight Rises last July. The backpacks sell for $246 each; and backpack-and-vest combination sells for $1,085.
- Jun 17, 2013