While OfficeDepot is offering the extra layer of protection, other online companies are offering similar products.
ReadyToGoSurvival.com, based in Austin, Texas, sees an increase as back-to-school shopping begins, The Houston Chronicle reported.
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Roman Zrazhevskiy says he is getting orders mostly from Florida, California and New York from normal upper-middle-class customers, the Chronicle reported.
Not everyone is convinced that bulletproof backpacks are the answer.
Law enforcement told KREM that the bags are not fully bulletproof, but rather bullet-resistant, CBS News reported.
The Chronicle reported that they only give about 25% protection when used as a shield.
Zrazhevskiy counters those arguments saying that "25% protection is better than no protection at all," the Chronicle reported.