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Sign of the times:
For safety, Yakima school bans backpacks and purses
March 07, 2018
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(YAKIMA, WA.) – At Granger High School in Yakima, there’s a new sheriff om campus. He’s called no more backpacks or purses.
The high school announced Tuesday that it will no longer allow students to bring backpacks, purses or other school bags "that can be used to conceal weapons, drugs or alcohol."
Why? School administrators cited "the increased school violence in the Yakima Valley." The change takes effect Monday March 12.
The school said on its Facebook page, :We understand this is an inconvenience but our main concern is that school is a safe place for learning."
Instead of backpacks and purses kids can use transparent grocery bags, laundry mesh bags "or other similar transparent items" to haul around their stuff.
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