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Survivors Of This School Shooting Have To Wear Clear Backpacks Now And They Are Fighting Back

by Elzaan Van der merwe

Students that survived the mass shooting at their high school in Parkland, Florida returned to school at Douglas High School after their spring break. When they arrived they immediately received new security measures and one of them is carrying a clear backpack at all times.

The administration of the school claims that these backpacks will provide extra safety as they can see everything that the children are carrying with them. How did it go down with the students? Not very good.

They hate it, especially the girls as they feel they would not be able to hide their tampons and other components needed for their menstrual time. Outrage against the new security measure and gun violence in the country was expressed in a unique way.

The students started filling their backpacks with loads and loads of tampons and even some boys joined the cause. Cameron Kasky was one of them and he went on and tweeted about his experience, "I only got lights. I didn’t know. Getting supers for tomorrow. Sizes, pricing... I'm learning new things about women's health right now. This stuff is expensive. Steps must be taken to make these health products easier to access."

16-year-old Rachel Padnis, however, had a different opinion on the clear backpacks, "Personally, I think that clear backpacks aren't that big of a hassle. If it even makes one person at my school feel safer, I am willing to make that sacrifice."

"It's actually pretty funny to walk through the hallways and see all the jokes everyone has written on them," Rachel said. "Although there are a whole bunch of complaints about them and I am feeling like my privacy has been taken away, I think they have brought a lot of real laughter back to my school which was missing for a while."

Another student names Padnis feels that if people want to carry guns they will and nothing will stop them, "I see many students with lunchboxes in their backpacks that go unchecked as well as zipper pouches which seems to defeat the intended purpose and the police presence has gone down significantly."

She feels that the issue is complex and some other alternative measures should be put in place as well. "I feel like metal detectors or some kind of detector wand would be much more beneficial, but there’s also the fact that it would take a really long time for everyone to get scanned upon their entry to my school since there are about 3,200 students who go here."

Hilarious photos were collected, where students made their thoughts clear through writing and filling their backpacks up with various items. Let's have a look! Some conservative people might not like this very much.


Douglas High School gave each and every student mandatory clear backpacks

Douglas High School gave each and every student mandatory clear backpacks
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Cameron Kasky, the boy who started the tampon thread

Cameron Kasky, the boy who started the tampon thread
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Suddenly other students started doing the same thing...

Worth more than life

Worth more than life
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Your mom is a...

Your mom is a...

It has a positive side to it

It has a positive side to it
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Clearly it is

Clearly it is

Ducking stupid idea

Ducking stupid idea

It just needs money to please the politicians

It just needs money to please the politicians
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Stop turning the schools into prisons

Stop turning the schools into prisons
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Now they have to do their homework

Now they have to do their homework
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Condom galore

Condom galore

Prison number

Prison number

We got you covered...

We got you covered...
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Does it even accomplish anything?

Does it even accomplish anything?
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Spongebob thinks it will keep them safe

Spongebob thinks it will keep them safe

Crisis actor in training

Crisis actor in training

A good question indeed

A good question indeed
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Nothing like a good violation policy

Nothing like a good violation policy
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Prison or school?

Prison or school?
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When kids know that most guns won't even fit in the backpack

When kids know that most guns won't even fit in the backpack
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Meme's everywhere!

Meme's everywhere!

Transforming something useless into a call of action

Transforming something useless into a call of action
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What a way to optimise your resources effectively

What a way to optimise your resources effectively

Tampon awareness backpack

Tampon awareness backpack

These backpacks are great silent protest mediums

These backpacks are great silent protest mediums

Beware of the drugs

Beware of the drugs

Maybe not everybody is going to shoot with a AR-15?

Maybe not everybody is going to shoot with a AR-15?
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Would they be pissed off or hurt? Who knows...

Would they be pissed off or hurt? Who knows...

They want real change not clear backpacks

They want real change not clear backpacks
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It's stupid

It's stupid
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Complications can be dangerous

Complications can be dangerous
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Someone really likes pineapples

Someone really likes pineapples

March for our lives!

March for our lives!

Iconic change is needed

Iconic change is needed
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May their wishes be granted

May their wishes be granted
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The new fashion statements, now they just need to get it on the catwalks

The new fashion statements, now they just need to get it on the catwalks

One student that doesn't mind the backpack

One student that doesn't mind the backpack
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They upped the value with about $300

They upped the value with about $300

Another one who advocates for tampons

Another one who advocates for tampons
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Real change is needed

Real change is needed

No progress in sight

No progress in sight
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Property of Gucci

Property of Gucci

Someone did a great job at the blurring out of letters

Someone did a great job at the blurring out of letters

Carter is Supreme

Carter is Supreme

"Quack is whack!"

Some may even get some suspension slips

Some may even get some suspension slips

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