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Mexican boy designs bullet-proof backpack

MEXICO CITY: An 11-year-old Mexican boy who lives in a northern city plagued by drug violence and shootouts has designed a bullet-proof backpack with a GPS tracker and an alarm system. Juan David Hernandez, who lives in Matamoros on the border with the United States, presented his special school gear at a science fair in the state of Tamaulipas, according to local media. The bag, which has the words "security backpack" inscribed on the back, weighs five kilograms (11 pounds). It includes a steel plate to stop…