Parkland students are using their see-through backpacks to send powerful messages

Louis Staples
Thursday 05 April 2018 10:00
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The mass shooting in Parkland, which claimed the lives of 14 students and three teachers, has reinvigorated America’s gun control movement.

Led by courageous survivors of the attack, last month’s March For Our Lives protests saw more than 500,000 people in over 800 demonstrations take to the streets to demand gun reform.

Survivors of the Parkland shooting returned from spring break to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and were greeted by new security measures.

But it’s fair to say that the measures do not quite live up to expectations.

Among other new regulations, the school staff provided each student with a transparent backpack, which are now mandatory.

The school claims that the bags will boost safety, but the students are not impressed. Many feel that the backpacks are insensitive to female students who now have little privacy for sanitary products such as tampons.

Claiming that they are beginning to feel like prisoners, the resourceful teens have already come up with a solution to mock the bags and undermine the new rules. The hilarious images have appeared on Twitter.

Others filled their backpacks with messages that mocked the response from politicians and the National Rifle Association.

The jokes have become so popular that students have even started their own Instagram account, "Invisible Backpack Edition", highlighting the wittiest bag-related put-downs.

The account has amassed thousands of followers in a few short days.

In perhaps the most impressive of the adaptations, a student even put a tank of fish, which appeared to be living, in their backpack.

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