La. Senate approves bill allowing students to wear ‘bulletproof backpacks’

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Sen. Mike Walsworth, R-West Monroe, presented a bill to the Senate that would allow Louisiana students to wear bulletproof backpacks. (Photo: Ashley Wolf/LSU Manship School News Service)

By Drew White

In the latest effort to fortify schools, Louisiana children may be able to start wearing bulletproof backpacks.

The Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill Monday that would let students wear body armor on school grounds or buses. The bill, which passed 34-2, now heads to the House.

Read the story in FOX 8 News/fox8live.com.

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