In Wake Of Conn. Shooting, New Watch Could Save Kids’ Lives
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — In the wake of the Conn. school shooting, a new wristwatch was unveiled Wednesday that could save kids’ lives.
Jason Sullivan, the creator of the LEO Watch, said the device includes features such as an emergency 911 button and a GPS tracker.
The wrist strap is also made out of titanium.
“If anyone attempts to cut into the edge of the wrist strap, it will immediately send an alert to mom and dad and to 911,” said Sullivan.
Sullivan implied the watch, which took years to develop, could have possibly benefited the 20 children who lost their lives Friday when a gunman went on a rampage at an elementary school in Newtown.
“Those young individuals in Newtown…they didn’t have a lot of time to respond. I’m not saying the watch could have saved anyone’s life in that particular situation, but I will say that we have designed this wristwatch to be the…fastest and most efficient way to get emergency response to any individual that is in distress,” said Sullivan.
Marc Klaas, the president of the Klaas Kids Foundation, lost his daughter, Polly, when she was kidnapped and murdered 19 years ago.
“This is the kind of product that would have saved my daughter’s life had it been available in 1993,” said Klaas.
Klaas said the watch has many safety features.
“The fact that it’s a cellphone on top of everything else is something that makes me want to wear one of these,” he said.
The LEO Watch can be preordered online for $149.