Marjory Stoneman Douglas High students returned from spring break this week to a find a new safety precaution in place: mandatory clear backpacks.
To many students, the move — implemented after a shooter killed 17 people on their campus in February — fails to address the real root cause of gun violence: a lack of gun control.
"They’re just an illusion of security," senior Kyra Parrow said, blasting the backpacks.
"My new backpack is almost as transparent as the NRA’s agenda," student Lauren Hogg mocked on Twitter. "I feel sooo safe now."
My new backpack is almost as transparent as the NRA’s agenda. I feel sooo safe now. As much as I appreciate the… https://t.co/elIbobMVad— Lauren Hogg (@Lauren Hogg)1522678983.0
(Of course, policies like this are nothing new to students in primarily black and brown schools.)