Broward announces changes to combat school violence; Hogg, others scream infringement of rights

Broward County has announced some policy changes in the wake of the shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Fla., much to the chagrin of some of the more “outspoken” students there.

New York Times Miami bureau chief Patricia Mazzei reported that students at the high school will only be allowed to bring clear backpacks to school when returning from spring break. David Hogg is NOT pleased, claiming this is an infringement on his First Amendment rights.

Being a Democratic county, taxpayers will fund the clear backpacks and students will also be required to wear a new ID badge at all times.

“Robert W. Runcie, the superintendent of Broward County Public Schools, announces that only clear backpacks will be allowed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after Spring Break, which is next week. The school will provide each student with a backpack at no cost,” Mazzei tweeted.

A few Stoneman Douglas students who’ve called on political leaders to take action took to social media to criticize the actions taken by the Democrat-run county.

The sister of David Hogg, who seems to have unlimited access to national television, led the way while echoing big brother’s gun control push.

“Great. Because clear backpacks are gonna fix everything. I appreciate the attempt, but I’d rather have common since gun laws than a clear backpack,” tweeted Lauren Hogg.

At least one student took issue with the clear backpacks being free.

And another sounded more high school-ish, fretting over appearances.

“Clear backpacks don’t do anything except make us look stupid. We want to be safe, not uncomfortable. The only thing that can really have an impact on our safety is gun control,” tweeted Carly Novell.

Here are some other responses from what appears to be Stoneman Douglas students, including one concerned that now she will be forced to give someone a pencil if they ask for it because “they’ll see right through my bag and lies.”

Here are a few more responses from non-students, with the tampon issue raised by Hogg being repeated:


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