Marjory Stoneman Douglas Students Now Have To Carry Clear Backpacks

Michele Moreno
April 4, 2018

After new measures were announced at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, students are reacting to one of the new rules implemented by the school district.

Students wear clear backpacks outside of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

"We are doing this in order to demonstrate the fact that we stand together on all issues, and that we, as a student body, refuse to be reduced to nothing more than dollars and cents", Koerber said. Many carried lunch in clear plastic bags.

Other security measures introduced by the school include requiring student ID cards to be visible at all times, restricting student entry points, and increasing the number of police on campus, CNN reports.

Students at a Florida high school where 17 people died in a mass shooting are receiving clear backpacks.

"I definitely feel safer, but in no way is school going to be a place of cognitive education and creativity when it feels like a jail cell", he said.

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. "Similar to what they do at court houses and the airport!" he said. 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".

Rather than feeling safer, students have taken to social media to mock the beefed-up security.

Security at the Parkland school has been bolstered following the February 14 massacre, with about 10 Broward Sheriff's deputies stationed on campus daily and, more recently, the addition of eight Florida Highway Patrol troopers scheduled to monitor gates from 6 a.m.to 10 p.m.

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. "Bigger things to worry about", Twitter user Shae wrote.

Thanks to the outspokenness and energy of surviving students like David Hogg and Emma Gonzalez, the tragic shooting has sparked a movement against gun violence and for common-sense gun control laws.

"I don't think that it does anything", Jack said. Sports bags and musical instrument cases are being searched.

"We will adjust as needed moving forward", he tweeted in response to students.

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