Parkland students slam 'stupid' mandatory clear backpacks

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The new backpack rule is a mandate from the Broward County School Board as officials try to address some security concerns on the Parkland high school campus following the February 14 massacre that left 17 people dead.

Another student, Delaney Tarr, posted a picture of her new backpack on Twitter with the caption, "Starting off the last quarter of senior year right, with a good ol' violation of privacy!"

On Monday, the first day back from spring break, administrators handed out clear backpacks - the only ones allowed at the school for the time being, officials say.

Some students don't seem pleased by these developments, though.

The new measures were announced soon after the attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High.

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Clear backpacks may deter some from bringing weapons into school, but without metal detectors people can still hide them in folders or in between papers, junior Isabella Pfeiffer said.

Parkland survivor Emma Gonzalez made sure she was heard loud and clear.

"Do you want me to take my shoes off when I walk into school as well?" tweeted Carly Novell, a senior at the school and editor of the Eagle Eye student newspaper. As much as I appreciate the effort we as a country need to focus on the real issue instead of turning our schools into prisons.

Broward Sheriff's Office deputies and Florida Highway Patrol troopers have been staged around the school's campus to keep it secure. A single entry point, rather than the four entrances it uses now, is also being considered.

Nugent also said that Hogg and other students calling for gun control were "not very educated" and said they "wouldn't know an AR-15 from a pterodactyl".

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Sophomore Lauren Hogg asked on Twitter, "Is this what my high school experience is going to be like?"

Students took to social media to express their angst over the new clear backpack policy.

Piggybacking off his tirade that the Parkland teenagers have "no soul", the former rocker and current NRA board member is now insisting that Hogg, one of the prominent teens advocating for gun reform, has tragically been "brainwashed". "In a second image, he shows off bullets".

Pittman said he supports the anti-gun violence movement started by student activists at the school. The knife was confiscated after a student who noticed the weapon on his school bus ride alerted school officials about it.

On March 19, Zachary Cruz trespassed the school campus to "reflect on the school shooting and soak it in". The district is preparing a security assessment of all schools as part of a grant application to receive state dollars, he said.

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