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Old August 14, 2007, 02:23 PM
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About a year ago I saw a documentary on knife wielding 9 year olds in East London. Now this:
Originally Posted by BBC
School uniforms made slash-proof

Lining a blazer and jumper with Kevlar costs £130

Parents concerned about knife crime are getting "slash-proof" school uniforms for their children.

A company is offering to modify blazers and jumpers by lining them with knife-resistant Kevlar.
Bladerunner in Romford, east London, said it has been contacted by the parents of five local pupils about the £130 adaptation.
But the government said stabbings in schools were very rare and accused the firm of scaremongering for profits.
Jim Knight, Department for Children, Schools and Families minister, said: "Stabbings in schools are exceptionally rare. This is a commercial organisation scaremongering to sell its products."
Kevlar is a synthetic material that can be spun into a fabric which makes it light but also very strong.
Seven teenagers have so far been stabbed to death in London this year.

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