Father Showed How Textbooks Can Help Save Lives During School Shooting

The recent Florida school shooting that left 17 people dead had the country stirring on discussions about gun policies and other measures to keep schools safe.


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One father named Rickey Red from Batesville, Mississippi took matters into his own hands and tried to find ways he can protect his children against a similar incident.

In a Facebook post, Red shared videos demonstrating how a couple of textbooks can serve as an armor to protect the body during shooting.

“I’ve been asked more than once to make the following public,” Red wrote. “I did this to educate my children, and I hope it can do the same for yours. These videos are not meant to provide scientific information regarding the use of books as body armor. It is meant to demonstrate the need to use the resources available in order to provide another level of protection.”



In the clip, one can see Red firing shots at a dummy wearing a backpack filled with school books.

“One of the best defenses our kids have is right there in their hands are these backpacks with these government-issued textbooks,” Red can be heard saying in the video.

The father posted two videos showing before and after shots and how deep the bullets penetrated the books.

The videos had been seen more than 25 million times and shared over 11 thousand times in Facebook alone.


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The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida this month is one of the worst school shootings in the United States together with what transpired in Sandy Hook elementary school and Columbine high school.

A student survivor from the Parkland shooting Alex Wind, started the “Never Again” campaign as a response to the tragic incident.

“In Newtown, the students were so young they couldn’t stand up, but trust me – we are going to be the change,” Alex said.

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