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Surge in weapons prompts Clayton County college leaders to contemplate requiring clear backpacks

JONESBORO, Ga. (CBS46) – Clayton County Public Colleges, the state’s fifth largest college district, is contemplating requiring clear backpacks when college students return to class within the fall to assist fight a current surge in weapons violations on college campuses.

The clear baggage can be required for college kids in grades 3 by 12.

The proposal comes after college district leaders banned backpacks altogether through the remaining weeks of the college yr.

At a college board assembly this week, a safety official informed board members the district had 97 weapons violations on Clayton County college campuses over the past college yr.

Connie Fowler, mom of a seventh grade scholar within the district, doesn’t assume a transparent backpack requirement would do a lot to cease a scholar from bringing a banned merchandise to high school.

“If college students need to convey medicine or weapons into college, they’re going to do it it doesn’t matter what,” mentioned Fowler.

She additionally worries about scholar privateness.

“You will have these little women who’ve their female merchandise, and so they don’t need to present it off to all these boys,” she mentioned.

Attania Jean-Humorous is a instructor whose two kids attend a constitution college within the district. She likes the thought of clear backpacks.

“It’s one factor that would assist,” she mentioned, including that different safety measures may also must be applied. “Sadly, that is the time that we dwell in. We nonetheless might must do metallic detectors in colleges.”

The Clayton County college board seemingly will vote on the difficulty this summer time.

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