Published: Thu, April 05, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Merle Christensen

Marjory Stoneman Douglas Students Now Have To Carry Clear Backpacks

Marjory Stoneman Douglas Students Now Have To Carry Clear Backpacks

Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School returned to campus Monday with stepped-up security and clear backpacks. He shot 17 people to death and injured 17 more. Some of those students held a press conference Friday to tell reporters their voices were being overlooked in the national conversation now being facilitated mostly by their non-black classmates. Others have turned them into jokes.

The media are not seeking footage that shows students, victims, accused shooter Nikolas Cruz or the inside of the school.

"We will need to use the first few days to issue backpacks and organize around the new procedures", Superintendent Robert Runcie said. On the back, a pin reads, "Enough is enough".

Sophomore Lauren Hogg asked on Twitter, "Is this what my high school experience is going to be like?"

Ted Nugent said Parkland student David Hogg has been both "brainwashed" and can't be "fixed", the Daily Mail reports.

"This isn't a solution to making sure that a tragedy like the one that happened at Douglas doesn't happen again", she said. "I think it started with Jon Gordon telling me he was coming down here, he was gonna swing by and see me and he was going over there to help. 3 more years of this". "Every day, students lose more and more freedoms at MSD". Last weekend, they took their fight for stricter gun control laws to Washington and other cities in what they called a March for Our Lives. The new measures are further responses to the mass shooting at the Parkland, Florida, school on February 14 that killed 17 people.

The school district said it's considering whether to install metal detectors at the school's entrances.

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School Principal Ty Thompson sent a memo to parents about the precautions over the weekend, according to The Associated Press, comparing the process with entering a sporting event, or Disney World.

"I get it", senior Demitri Hoth said to CNN but, "it feels like we are losing individualism". It is very hard to balance both convenience/privacy with safety/security; if there is more of one, the other often suffers, but I will do my best to balance the two.

Students from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida have been at the centre of those protests, demanding more from their politicians and legislators and calling on US President Donald Trump to confront the issue. "Most teachers want more security".

While administrators may have had the best intentions, some students said the changes are too much.

There were also armed guards and Broward Sheriff's deputies inside the school.

"Just implement a system that works".

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