Anything Happen in School Today, Dear?
Parents are sending children to school in stab-proof uniforms to guard against knife crime, it has emerged.
They are paying a firm which makes body armour to line blazers and jumpers with a stab-resistant material called Kevlar.
The precautions are aimed at protecting pupils from knife attacks as street crime spills over into schools.
A wave of stabbings involving teenagers includes the killing of promising footballer Kiyan Prince, who was knifed just yards from his school gates in north London.
Kevlar is a synthetic fibre that can be spun into fabric five times stronger than steel and is used in armoured vests worn by British troops in Iraq.[...]1
"Not much, Mom. Billy was shot in the head and Tommy lost his legs to an I.E.D."
"That's nice, Honey. Any homework?"
(H.T. Commonsense and Wonder.)