CNN is reporting that one life may have been saved by a chunky laptop during the Ft. Lauderdale Airport shooting. Fox News has the story:
“The backpack saved my life,” Steve Frappier said, speaking on CNN’s “AC360.” “[I] dropped and the backpack was still on my back and I was turned in such a way where that at one point when the shooter shot toward my direction … there was a bullet that ricocheted.”
Most people don’t walk around wearing body armor. While that kind of protection would definitely come in handy in a mass shooting event such as this one, it’s just not practical in most cases. Some companies such as AR500 Armor sell armor plates specially designed to fit in a backpack or messenger bag. It’s an effective and discrete solution to mitigate the risk of such a low probability/high consequence event.
Or, in a pinch, an Apple laptop works too, apparently.