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Students at Stoneman Douglas Must Use Clear Backpacks Under New Policy

2018-03-23 12:57
High school students in Parkland have to wear clear backpacks now. The new rule is part of increased security measures at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School — the site of the February 14 shooting that killed 17 people. In a note to families, the school said that any student who does not have a clear backpack will be given one for free. The school is also considering installing metal detectors and it will use gates to control the flow of people in and out. The shooter’s brother was recently caught trespassing on school property and two students were arrested for bringing knives to school. Students took to social media to share their thoughts on the policy. @Lizziemcnichol tweeted, “I know having clear backpacks will help with security, but now all my privacy will be gone. I wish it didn’t come to this. #StonemanDouglas #DouglasStrong #MSDStrong #MarchForOurLives #GreatMillsHighSchool #NeverAgain.” @lauren_hoggs tweeted, “Great. Because clear backpacks are gonna fix everything. I appreciate the attempt, but I’d rather have common since gun laws than a clear backpack. #NeverAgain #EnoughEnough.” @Car_nove tweeted, “Clear backpacks don’t do anything except make us look stupid. We want to be safe, not uncomfortable. The only thing that can really have an impact on our safety is gun control.”