COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCBD) – South Carolina-based company U.S. Patriot Tactical has donated active shooter vests to all 82 school districts in the state.
The company made the announcement on Thursday.
The vests have thick steel plates in the front and back that can protect against multiple high-powered rifle shots.
“That is a hard plate,” said Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott while showing off the vest. “That plate will stop just about any kind of bullet that’s shot at them. This is that extra protection that that deputy needs, that school resource officer needs, when they go confront the bad guy.“
The vests cost $350 each and are good for ten years.
Each school district will decide where to assign the vests.