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Bulletproof backpacks and tourniquets: First-grade teacher shares plan for protecting her students during shooting

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  • Kelsey Vidal, a first-grade teacher in Pittsburg, California, went viral on TikTok for sharing the contents of her active shooter survival backpack in the wake of last week’s Texas elementary school shooting.
  • In one of her viral videos, Vidal shows “tools I would use to keep my students safe,” which include a bulletproof vest, metal plates, tourniquets and medical-grade scissors.
  • Besides the bulletproof backpack, Vidal has a metal bat at the ready. She also has a long metal bar in case she needs to barricade her classroom's door.
  • "This is called the barracuda," Vidal says, holding the long metal bar in one video. “I actually put this on my wishlist my very first year of teaching along with crayons, books, that kind of stuff."

An Asian American teacher has recently gone viral on TikTok after sharing the contents of her active shooter survival backpack in the wake of last week’s Texas elementary school shooting.

Kelsey Vidal, a first-grade teacher in Pittsburg, California, created the emergency backpack to protect herself and her students in the event of an active shooting.

‘Heartbroken’ Olivia Rodrigo condemns Texas elementary school shooting during LA performance

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  • Olivia Rodrigo addressed the Uvalde, Texas, school shooting during her performance in Los Angeles on Tuesday night.
  • “I wish we would never have to worry about our safety or our lives at places that are dedicated to our learning and growing,” Rodrigo said.
  • She proceeded to call for “stricter gun control laws” to a chorus of cheers.
  • Many other celebrities have spoken out against the violence, including the Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr and pop star Taylor Swift.
  • Rodrigo has used her platform in the past to voice opinions about social issues such as abortion.

Olivia Rodrigo took some time out of her Los Angeles performance on Tuesday night to address the school shooting that occurred earlier in the day in Uvalde, Texas, that killed 19 children and two teachers.

“I wish we would never have to worry about our safety or our lives at places that are dedicated to our learning and growing,” Rodrigo said at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles.

Comedian Sums Up What Many Think After the Florida School Shooting, But Is He Right?

British-Chinese comedian Ken Cheng has recently gone viral for his observational tweet in the wake of the Parkland Shooting.

“Terrorism is one of the only areas where white people do most of the work and get none of the credit,” he said on February 16, just two days after the massacre that left 17 dead.

Maryland Student Arrested After Bringing Loaded Gun, Knife to High School

One day after 17 people were gunned down at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, a student was arrested for possession of a loaded gun at Clarksburg High School in Clarksburg, Maryland.

Eighteen-year-old Alwin Chen of Germantown, Maryland was arrested without incident by police just before 2 p.m. on Thursday. A school resource officer received information that Chen might have a weapon; after pulling him out of his AP Psychology class, the officer questioned him, to which Chen admitted that he had a knife in his front shirt pocket and a loaded handgun in his backpack.