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Texas School district to debut new bulletproof equipment for staff – VIDEO

AUSTIN (KXAN) — After the deadly high school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas over the summer, administrators at Edna Independent School District have carefully reviewed their own campus security plans. "It's our commitment to school safety, no different than we would approach academics," assistant superintendent Madelyn Maresh said Wednesday. Together, with the guidance of local… Continue reading Texas School district to debut new bulletproof equipment for staff – VIDEO

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VIDEO – Sales for bulletproof backpack shields up before back to school

SARASOTA - People are shopping for backpacks and school supplies, and some are also shopping for defensive to protect students. “What’s interesting about the orders,” Robert Vito said. “Is that it’s from parents and grandparents, and they’re ordering 5,6,7 at a time.” And sales for Unequal’s “SafeShield” keep going up. “It’s designed to stop ballistics,… Continue reading VIDEO – Sales for bulletproof backpack shields up before back to school

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Soccer Heading Worse for Women’s Brains than for Men’s

Women’s brains are much more vulnerable than men’s to injury from repeated soccer heading, according to a new study by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, part of Montefiore. The study found that regions of damaged brain tissue were five times more extensive in female soccer players than in males, suggesting that sex-specific guidelines… Continue reading Soccer Heading Worse for Women’s Brains than for Men’s

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Should girls who play soccer be required to wear headgear?

Coming soon to a soccer field near you — maybe: 22 girls wearing space-age headbands designed to protect them from concussions. Stemming from a growing national interest in soccer, doctors and other experts are considering whether to recommend that girls who play soccer be required to wear some type of headgear to reduce concussions. The… Continue reading Should girls who play soccer be required to wear headgear?

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Pitcher, 11, hit by line-drive, now advocating for pitcher’s safety equipment

Ralph and Nicky Warner of Midland Park have been living moment by moment since Sunday, when their son, Ralphie, suffered a fractured skull after being struck in the head by a line-drive hit during a youth baseball tournament. "He's alert and he's talking," his father, Ralph Sr., said Tuesday. "They did an MRI this morning… Continue reading Pitcher, 11, hit by line-drive, now advocating for pitcher’s safety equipment

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After a 7on7 football collision ended in brain damage, coaches and officials evaluate the game’s safety

Tasha Jefferson had just talked to her son, Brett Green Jr., on that May 26 afternoon when she was at work and he was between games as a safety for Arlington Lamar. She had just wished him good luck in his next game of the 7-on-7 state qualifying tournament. She had just reminded him to… Continue reading After a 7on7 football collision ended in brain damage, coaches and officials evaluate the game’s safety

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Protect My Head? Soccer Pros Shrug and Carry On

Today, during a World Cup game between Morocco and Iran, Moroccan winger Nordin Amrabat suffered a wicked head injury when he collided with an opponent. After he went down, a team trainer tried to revive him by slapping his face—a move decried by athletes and followers online. But despite the frequency of those kinds of… Continue reading Protect My Head? Soccer Pros Shrug and Carry On

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VIDEO – Students’ backpacks fortified to withstand bullets

As Saint Cornelius Catholic School eighth graders move up to high school, their backpacks will evolve to withstand bullets, thanks to SafeShields provided by Unequal Technologies in Glen Mills. Unequal makes protective gear for athletes, has made specialized stunt gear for Tom Cruise flicks, and even made prototype bulletproof garments for the Pope ahead of… Continue reading VIDEO – Students’ backpacks fortified to withstand bullets

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In the wake of school shootings, a Chadds Ford company steps up

A Chadds Ford private school took a bold step into a strange new world on Monday morning when every member of its eighth-grade graduating class got a bulletproof panel for their backpacks. Twenty-five staff members at the school also got the Safe Shield, a patented product making its public debut. Robert Vito, owner of Unequal… Continue reading In the wake of school shootings, a Chadds Ford company steps up