For many years now schools across the U.S. have been trying to come up with ways to apply extra security to schools and keep students safe. But many practices have been extremely controversial such as forcing students to have clear see-through backpacks when going to school.
Since 1970 there has been 1,300 school shootings in the United States. With 2018 being the highest on record in terms of victims killed in school shootings incidents. California is among the top three states in the U.S. with the most school shooting incidents.
Many students have voiced concerns over the see-through backpacks with statements such as hating the “beach ball smell”, the fact that it’s essentially a uniform in school, and having they’re personal belongings such as self-care products and medications out on display for everyone to see.
Since the 1990’s there has been several different ways schools has attempted to introduce this practice of having mandatory see-through back packs. But countless of students have made a variety of different protests against the see-through back packs.
A freshman student at Florida State University named AJ Cardenas created an Instagram dedicated to protesting the see-through backpacks. On the instagram account named @msdcamo2 which displayed see-through backpacks mocking the trend. “This is not effective. It’s a poor solution, it’s a waste of time and money, and it does not make the students feel secure,” Said Cardenas in an interview with citylab.com. “It feels like the students have had their freedom taken away from them.”