Only in America
▪ A private school in Miami is offering parents a $120 bulletproof plate to fit inside their child’s backpack. The flexible panel can stop most handgun bullets and weighs only 1 pound, says chief of security George Gulla of Florida Christian School. “I’d rather be prepared for the worst than be stuck after saying, ‘Wow, I wish we would’ve done that,’” Gulla explained. “We want to protect our students’ center mass.”
▪ A Virginia woman has been fired from her job because she gave the finger to President Trump’s motorcade while cycling. After photos of Juli Briskman, 50, flipping off the passing motorcade went viral on Twitter and Facebook, her bosses at Akima LLC, a government contractor, told her she had made an “obscene” gesture on social media that could hurt their business.