Parkland student: Clear backpack ‘almost as transparent’ as NRA agenda

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Parkland, Fla., student Laura Hogg commented Monday on the new clear backpack she is now required to carry at her school, saying it is “almost as transparent” as the agenda of the National Rifle Association (NRA).

Hogg said she wants more focus on the “real issue instead of turning our schools into prisons.”


“My new backpack is almost as transparent as the NRA’s agenda. I feel sooo safe now,” Hogg tweeted.

“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

Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland returned Monday to increased security measures following their spring break.

The students are now only allowed to carry clear backpacks on campus. Students at the school will also be mandated to wear identification badges while in school, according to a letter sent to families last month by Superintendent Robert Runcie.

Additional law enforcement officers are also being sent to the school.

The new measures come after a gunman in February opened fire at the high school, killing 17 people.

Gun control has become a central issue in the country since the shooting, with students demanding that lawmakers pass new gun laws to prevent future shootings.

Late last month, hundreds of thousands of people in cities across the country marched to protest gun violence and call for action.

Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have continually targeted the NRA for its influence in Washington and have gone after lawmakers who have accepted money from the organization.

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