School shooting survivors given mandatory see-through backpacks

In order to bolster security at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in the aftermath of the mass shooting that occurred February 14, school officials have implemented some policies that are not being well-received by some of the students.

Inside the school, administrators handed out the students' newest mandatory accessories: a see-through backpack much like the ones required at some stadiums and arenas, and an identification badge they must wear at all times.

Koerber and others have attached an orange $1.05 price tag to their bags which they say is meant to protest politicians, including Florida Senator Marco Rubio, who accept money from the National Rifle Association.

Some students pushed back at the news then - senior Kyra Parrow said "clear backpacks is just the illusion of security".

Another student said, "This backpack is probably worth more than my life".

"Until we see all of us on the same page working together, nothing's going to happen", she said. Many carried lunch in clear plastic bags.

During The Joe Pags Show on Friday, Nugent slammed what he called "the poor, mushy brained children" who organized the March for Our Lives on March 24, which advocated for tighter gun control.

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Delaney Tarr posted a photo of her backpack, saying she was "starting off the last quarter of senior year right, with a good ol' violation of privacy!"

Robinson felt the rules were counterproductive and an invasion of privacy, noting that the gunman was not a student of the school at the time of the shooting. Student Josh Gallagher said, "This clear backpack idea is to give us kids a false sense of security and now has enraged most of the students here at MSD".

"I hate the backpacks, and I think they solve nothing", Student Alyssa Goldfarb told VICE. "We see danger now and do not want a copy cat".

Tuesday was better, he said, although acts of defiance against the measures from students on campus have dominated much of the discussion on the ground and on social media.

The shooting galvanized a student-led movement calling for stricter gun laws, and some students used the clear bags to make a political statement.

Safety expert and former police officer Michael Dorn said clear backpacks were not an effective method in preventing school shootings. "I think Laura was in line. They get a rifle and put it in a musical instrument case".

"Hopefully over time, we will be able to fine-tune the process, while maintaining the safety/security".


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