Profile image
By Borderland Beat
Contributor profile | More stories
Story Views

Last Hour:
Last 24 Hours:

Tamaulipas: 11 Year old boy creates a “Bulletproof backpack” for school science project

Saturday, November 26, 2016 14:03
% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.

Original article available at ZETA
Translated by El Wachito

During the “Creativity and innovation state contest: ExpoCiencias Tamaulipas 2016″,  organized by the Secretary of State Education, an 11 year old boy, named Juan David Hernandez Rojas, presented a project named “Security backpack”, which was inspired on the violence that Reynosa currently suffers.

The kid assured that his creation could help his classmates and other kids to survive a firefight or prevent them from becoming victims of a crime, because “there is a lot of criminal activity” in his city, said the sixth grade student of the Lazaro Cardenas del Rio Elementary School.

Hernandez Rojas explained that his project is known as “Security backpack, and that the backpack makes the difference between life and death, or preventing abductions… the problem is that nowadays unfortunately, there is a lot of firefights in my city and there is a lot of robbery, kidnappings, firefights and armed thefts. And because of this problems I created the backpack to help us remain safe”, indicated the child.

The backpack has a metallic plate that serves as protection against bullets, its also weatherproof, it has a GPS system connected to the telephones of our parents, and LED flashlight and an alarm that can be activated in case of being kidnapped.

“The backpack comes with a bulletproof vest. In a common situation, such as a firefight, it will be useful in order to protect ourselves”, said the minor. “Put the backpack like this: get on the ground just like Civil Protection advises, but this time grab the backpack and cover your head and back, this will prevent that a lost bullet can hit you”, the student explained during his presentation of his science project.


“In case of being kidnapped, it has an alarm that can be activated in order for people to notice the situation and hopefully provide help”, stated the student.

Mayra Iveth Morin Arevalo, a Professor of Juan David, explained to the local media that the cost of producing the backpack its of approximately 800 pesos, and that the most expensive part was the bulletproof metals.

“One time a violent situation happened in the school, and the kids had to get on the ground, from there Juan David, who is one of the best students had the idea to create the backpack. His idea its really good because it will save the life of a lot of kids” explained the professor of the child.

In the same contest, another student named, Jesus Martinez Baldaza, presented a prototype of a cell phone that emits an electrical discharge that hurts however tries to steal the cell phone.


We encourage you to Share our Reports, Analyses, Breaking News and Videos. Simply Click your Favorite Social Media Button and Share.

Report abuse


Your Comments
Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green

Top Stories
Recent Stories



Top Global


Top Alternative




Email this story
Email this story

If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.