Blue State School District Bans All Backpacks Over Gun Concerns

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  • A Michigan school district has banned all backpacks — including those made out of clear plastic — for the rest of the school year in response to growing fears about firearms in classrooms.
  • The Flint Board of Education voted unanimously to ban backpacks during a special meeting last Tuesday, weeks after voting against a proposal that would require students to use backpacks made out of clear plastic material.
  • “Clear backpacks do not completely fix this issue,” Superintendent Kevelin Jones wrote in a letter last week to parents. “By banning backpacks altogether and adding an increased security presence across the district, we can better control what is being brought into our buildings.”