Can Transparent Backpacks Make Schools Safer? Some Parents Are Saying Yes
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September 11, 2017

Parents Push for Transparent Backpacks in Mexican Schools (Vocativ)

In an effort to reduce weapons and violence in schools, parents in Mexico are pushing for a mandatory rule to make students use see-through backpacks.

The recent push for clear backpacks comes after several deadly attacks in Mexican schools. The most recent of which happened at a school in Monterrey, where a 15-year-old student opened fire on his classmates, leaving five wounded and two dead.

While parents continue to petition school boards for a change in policy, several “high risk” schools have received donations of transparent backpacks.

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