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After Shooting, Houston Students Wear Clear Backpacks

Students at North Forest High School [in Houston, Texas] got clear backpacks Tuesday after a student brought a gun to school and shot another student,” reports. The move for transparency accompanies the school’s decision to keep their metal detectors on until 10am (administrators had been switching them off after classes started). “If there’s another shooting incident, we’ll add daily pat downs and adopt a dress code that requires students to wear prison clothes,” a school official said. No he didn’t. Not yet.


  1. avatar Joe says:

    And slowly freedoms are eroded in the name of “safety”. Another step toward a police state.

  2. avatar Chas says:

    Why do people think that increasing security AFTER the fact will do anything? How many times do we hear about repeat occurrences at the same location?

  3. avatar JSIII says:

    They banned backpacks in my school the year after Columbine. They “Said” it was because of a fire hazard concern but every student knew why they did it. So here we were, left hauling heavy books around by hand with little to no time to get to our lockers between classes.

  4. avatar Moonshine7102 says:

    What’s next? Clear clothes? Just how much privacy are the sheep willing to trade for the illusion of security?

    1. avatar BLAMMO says:

      Houston is warm (most of the year) and who needs to carry books? Issue all the kids state-sponsored touch-pads and have them come to school in their underwear. What could happen?

      1. avatar Tom says:

        Nude school. Rectal carry?

  5. avatar GS650G says:

    I see the residents of New Orleans are settling in fine in their new location in Houston.

  6. avatar Silver says:

    I wish one day could go by where I don’t shake my head at what this country is turning into.

  7. avatar Johnny says:

    I know, how about all kids get home schooled from now on? School shootings go down to 0.

    Problem solved with no consequences at all.

    1. avatar Ralph says:

      Oh, nooooooooo. If people actually had to take care of their own children, the birth rate would be lower than the death rate.

  8. avatar TXGunGeek says:

    But htis shooting is double plus unpossible. First everyone knows it is against the law to have a gun in a school so there is no way it could have happened because the law is there to keep guns out. Second, to enforce this asinine law, the school had metal detectors. So how could this have happened?

    1. avatar Ralph says:

      It seems that once classes started, those morons turned off the metal detectors.

      1. avatar Moonshine7102 says:

        Would that expose them to any liability?

        1. avatar KYgunner says:

          In this country, having a pulse exposes you to a liability.

  9. avatar Reggie88 says:

    Yeah, he looks to be a fine, upstanding yoof from da ‘hood….

  10. avatar Bob says:

    School administrators haven’t put up “no guns allowed” signs at all the entrances yet?

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