- The Washington Times - Tuesday, June 10, 2014

An Oklahoma company has designed a bullet-resistant blanket meant to protect students and teachers during the event of a tornado or shooting attack.

The Bodyguard Blanket, made by ProTecht, is an orange, 5/16-inch-thick pad with shoulder straps that is designed to protect students during disasters at school, The Oklahoman reported.

“We’re trying to stop that blunt-force trauma when that rubble is falling down on a child, for instance,” co-creator Steve Walker told the paper.

Mr. Walker, Stan Schone, Jeff Quinn and Jay Hanan make up the executive team who created the $1,000 blanket.

Dyneema — a high-density plastic used for ballistic armor that is lighter than Kevlar — helps protect the wearer against sharp objects, The Oklahoman reported.

“Instead of bending over and hoping for the best, they’re afforded an extra layer of protection,” Mr. Schone said.

The blanket passed a National Institute of Justice Class 3A test, which implies protection against various projectiles, including 9 mm and .22-caliber bullets, the paper reported.

Mr. Schone said the $1,000 blanket “gives kids an option, an alternative that will give them an opportunity to survive.”