Clear bags among security measures at Parkland, Florida school where 17 died

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When students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas return to class after spring break next week, they'll be required to carry clear backpacks.

PARKLAND, Fla. — Students at a Florida high school where 17 people died in a mass shooting are receiving clear backpacks.

The Sun Sentinel reports that Broward County Public Schools officials were providing the new bags as students returned Monday to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Superintendent Robert Runcie said sports equipment or musical instruments may be carried in non-clear bags, but students should expect those items to be searched.

Additional sheriff’s deputies and Florida Highway Patrol troopers also have been stationed at the Parkland school since the Feb. 14 massacre.

Principal Ty Thompson said the school would begin using a single entrance instead of four entry points. Students will be issued identification badges by the end of the week.

Officials also plan to implement metal detectors.

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