Parkland Students Return To School Skeptical Of Clear Backpacks

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This so-called safety measure, like so many others proposed in the wake of the horrific mass shooting-installing metal detectors, hiring more school resource officers, raising the minimum age to purchase an AR-15-is security theater.

The district is providing them to students free of charge, and they will be the only backpacks allowed for the time being, officials say. Jenna Korsten, a Stoneman Douglas senior, told the Washington Post that she's opposed to the backpacks. And unsurprisingly, the students all immediately took to Twitter to ridicule the hell out of them. We need gun control. The backpack idea is an invasion of privacy.

According to WPTV, the student who made a threat on social media posted photos with a handgun and bullet and included threatening messages.

Parkland survivor Emma Gonzalez made sure she was heard loud and clear. "Nearly as clear as the NRA's agenda to prevent common sense gun control from going on the books!" He said it makes his fellow students uncomfortable, particularly girls who may carry feminine products.

"My VERY OWN #clearbackpack", student survivor Rachel Padnis wrote. But the principle is the same as it is with transparent backpacks: No one's liberties should be infringed just because agents of the state arbitrarily decide that a new policy might somehow make somebody feel safer. 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.

MSD student Delaney Tarr tagged Senator Marco Rubio in a tweet that showed her backpack.

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An Instagram account was also created dedicated to students angry over the backpacks.

"Starting off the last quarter of senior year right, with a good ol' violation of privacy!" she said in another tweet. Sarah Chadwick opted to tag Sen.

'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.

It was eighth most deadly shooting in modern USA history, and the third most deadly shooting in the past six months, according to Fox News.

Holden Kasky, 16, a ninth-grader with autism and the brother of student activist Cameron Kasky, hand-wrote a letter to Superintendent Robert Runcie asking the district to reconsider the backpack rule. "Kids need to feel safer in schools".

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