Parkland teens mock-and criticize-their new clear backpacks

Parkland teens mock-and criticize-their new clear backpacks

Parkland teens mock-and criticize-their new clear backpacks

The survivors of the recent Florida school shooting have been given see-through backpacks as part of new security measures that have attracted online ridicule.

A Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student said the increased security measures her school is taking in the wake of February's mass shooting will make going back to school following spring break even more hard.

Following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 students and staff dead, transparent backpacks are now the only school bags allowed on the campus.

On social media, students criticized-and mocked-the clear backpacks, comparing them to airport security.

Trump blasts news media as 'fakers', defends Sinclair
A mash up of news anchors in a promo taking a stance against fake news is going viral and boy is it creepy . Local viewers would have no idea that the message came not form local stations but from Sinclair.

Defunct Chinese space station re-enters Earth's atmosphere over Pacific Ocean
As the majority of the space vessel burned upon re-entry, the remaining pieces landed in the South Pacific northwest of Tahiti. About one month later after the launching of Tiangong-1, China sent Shenzhou-8 unmanned spacecraft into orbit.

Watch John Legend's powerful performance in Jesus Christ Superstar
The live show boasted an ensemble cast that also featured Sara Bareilles as Mary Magdalene and Brandon Victor Dixon as Judas. Chrissy Teigen, the other half of America's most flawless celebrity couple, was understandably excited for her husband.

Despite the jokes, many students are making their argument clear: The backpacks aren't enough to make them feel safe from gun violence, and they're still fighting for action from lawmakers. Some believe the new security measures are a violation of privacy, like junior Dylan Bowerman, who told the Sun Sentinel the clear backpacks make him feel "uneasy". My school was a place where everyone felt comfortable, it was a home away from home, and now that home has been destroyed'. Students will be issued identification badges by the end of the week.

Following the deaths of 17 people after 19-year-old gunman Nikolas Cruz entered the school and opened fire, hundreds of thousands have been protesting for tighter gun controls.

Delaney Tarr, a senior at the high school, tagged Florida senator Marco Rubio in a tweet with a photo of her new bag containing feminine hygiene products with an orange $1.05 price tag attached to it.

Related news