Students outraged over new safety measure at Stoneman Douglas high school


Wednesday, the superintendent of Broward County Public Schools, Robert Runcie, sent out a letter notifying parents of new safety measures the school system is implementing, in the wake of the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglass High School on February 14.

Runcie said safety measures now being enforced include requiring students and staff to all wear identification badges while on campus, locking classroom doors at all times, locking and securing exterior doors and gates throughout the day, and conducting emergency training for faculty, staff and students on a regular basis.

The District is also in the process of upgrading real-time surveillance camera systems in all schools, with the projected expected to be completed by June 2018.

Additionally, multiple news outlets have reported that the school district is requiring students to use clear backpacks, which the school will provide for free to each student.


Students in favor of more gun control are protesting the clear backpack policy on social media, claiming it will take away their right to privacy, and are demanding more gun control measures instead.

Below are some of the protests the “gun control” students have posted on Twitter.

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