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Tactical back-to-school options in Omaha

Posted at 5:32 PM, Aug 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-01 20:04:10-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Back-to-school supplies are on shelves across the Metro but one item has parents talking.

Some stores, like Office Depot and Office Max, have started carrying bulletproof backpacks.

They're about $120-200 and can also be found online from major retailers like K-Mart and Bed, Bath and Beyond.

88 Tactical, here in Omaha, has been selling bulletproof inserts for about three years now.

They say before school starts they have an increase in demand.

"What you're willing to do for your own security is very individual in nature so I wouldn't ever say every child needs one of these. If it's something that's on the top of your mind and you think that you want to have your child with a little extra preparedness for a situation like this then certainly if the money's not a big thing that it might be something you choose to get," said Trevor Thrasher, COO of 88 Tactical.

88 Tactical offers a "school safe program" for kids to learn how to respond in an active threat. They're free and open to the public.