"I never thought I'd need this", graduating eighth grader Jacob Nicosia told Fox29.
In what can be construed as a sad statement today, the entire graduating class at St. Cornelius Middle School in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, received special bulletproof backpack plates as graduation presents, as The Hill reported.
However, Fox 29 says that many students seemed baffled by the fact that this was the gift they were getting to welcome them to high school.
The students at St. Cornelius Catholic School in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, were given 10-inch by 12-inch ballistic shields to place in their backpacks. "They'll stop the most powerful handguns in the world-.44 Magnums, .357 Sigs", he said.
This past February, seventeen students were shot and killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida - prompting hundreds of school walkouts across the country and national debates over United States gun laws.
"I think (a bulletproof backpack) creates a false sense of security for the student and the school itself", Curtis Lavarello, the executive director of the School Safety Advocacy Council, told the New York Times.
Principal Barbara Rosini said that she'll do whatever she has to in order to keep the children at her school safe. "We will do whatever is in our power to secure our campuses so that you don't have to worry about your children when they are in school".
Others, like National Education Association President Lily Eskelsen García, questioned the use of such devices when, instead, people should be talking about how to prevent shootings altogether.
Anti-gun activist David Hogg saw it as further proof that the U.S. needs more restrictive gun laws.
They appeared "unsure just what to make of their "welcome to high school" gifts", said FOX 29's Bruce Gordon.
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However, Gustav Klimt bounced back with a fine performance at the Barronstown Stud Irish European Breeders Fund in June last year. Gustav Klimt moved to the inside down the final furlong and found just enough speed to beat out his compatriot Nebo by a head .
Trump's comment on Twitter sets the stage for what could be an uncomfortable confrontation over economic policy on Friday. Trump claims France, Canada and other nations are taking advantage of the US on trade.
Argentina begin their World Cup campaign against Iceland on 16 June before games against Croatia and Nigeria in Group D. His injury is a blow for Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli who had counted on Lanzini for his starting line up.
We made it a priority to sit down shortly after our tremendous run in the Final Four to discuss and solidify his future at MI . Beilein tweeted Wednesday. "Let's go hang some more banners at "THE GREATEST UNIVERSITY IN THE WORLD".
Ali's legal fight ended in 1971, when the Supreme Court ruled in his favour, reversing his conviction on a technicality. Ali was born Cassius Clay, and changed his name after converting to Islam in the 1960s.
He was runner-up behind Big River in the Edinburgh Gin Handicap Hurdle at Kelso and he then placed third at Newbury in March. Those having a bet on the Grand National will find him available at 16/1 with Paddy Power in the ante-post list.
Raw video: Police in Davie, Florida search for woman who was allegedly taken by gator into lake while walking her dog. A woman is missing after reportedly being attacked by an alligator and dragged into a pond in South Florida .
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration made a decision to look back in time, to see what happened in the past. Between 1949 and 2016, tropical cyclone translation speeds declined 10 percent worldwide, the study says.
But video posted on Twitter showed the first lady strolling into the East Room accompanied by the president. Kerr also made note of what he viewed as the "irony", of the Eagles getting disinvited from the White House.
Trade spat looms as Trump heads for hostile G7
Canada is waiting until the end of the month to apply them with the hope the Trump administration will reconsider. Canada and other USA allies are retaliating with tariffs on US exports.
Garbaine Muguruza rolls over Maria Sharapova
The victor earns a berth in the final at Roland Garros - plus the No 1 ranking that now belongs to Halep. Still chasing a maiden major trophy, top-ranked Simona Halep takes on 12th-seeded Angelique Kerber .
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He was specifically asked first about All In , the big independent event being promoted by the Young Bucks and Cody Rhodes. At UFC 225 on Saturday, he will look to improve his 0-1 record when he goes up against Mike "The Truth" Jackson .
Del Potro powers past Cilic to set up Rafa clash
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Harry Kane signs new six-year deal with Spurs
Kane heads into the World Cup as England captain looking to add to his two Premier League Golden Boots with an global equivalent. The striker has been named in the PFA Premier League Team of the Year for the last four seasons.
US trade deficit falls for second straight month in April
However, trade tensions are a threat to the overall outlook and clearly could derail the economic growth, added the economist. Data for March was also revised to show a trade deficit of $47.2 billion instead of the previously reported $49 billion.
NASA Curiosity rover analysing Mars rocks again
FED lets Curiosity drill using the force of its robotic arm to push its drill forward and pull it back as it spins. The Curiosity Rover launched from Earth in November 2011 and landed on Martian soil on August 6, 2012.
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