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Thu Aug 15, 2019, 06:42 PM

Ferguson-Florissant Students Will Carry Clear Backpacks, See More Police

Middle and high school students in the Ferguson-Florissant School District will have to shove books, binders and calculators into clear backpacks as part of an overhauled security plan district officials announced Wednesday.

And all of Ferguson-Florissant’s 10,600 students will see more police and security officers when they arrive for the first day of school Thursday.

The district issued clear book bags to all sixth through 12th graders over the summer. The transparent bags are an attempt to reduce the number of weapons that have ended up on high school campuses. Last school year, district security officers recovered three firearms in backpacks after being tipped off by other students. None of the instances resulted in shots fired or injuries.

“The issue is safety and there are times that a search may be required, but it will depend on the circumstance,” Superintendent Joseph Davis said.

https://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ferguson-florissant-students-will-carry-clear-backpacks-see-more-police

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PoindexterOglethorpe Aug 2019 #1

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Thu Aug 15, 2019, 07:03 PM

1. So no bullet-proof ones will be allowed?

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