Clear bags mandatory in Illinois school

River Bend School District in Fulton Illinois is taking extra security measures at all grade levels. Messages were sent out to parents thru the school districts global network about an apparent threat written on a bathroom wall. The investigation is on going as local police, school district staff, and local authorities continue to interview students. New security policies have been put into place and some will remain indefinitely. Students will only have one point of entry into the buildings on campus and all students will be searched. One new policy is a clear bag, back pack and book bag mandate.…

Tamaqua Area district lifts ban on backpacks in high school

Tamaqua Area School District is adopting a new dress code policy for all students that include language that mandates all students carry only clear back packs, book bags and clear tote bags. Student and staff security is the priority of school district officials and the clear bag policy was brought to officials by a group of teachers. The teachers said they feel the clear bag policy would be a deterrent for students bringing inappropriate items into the class room. Weapons and contraband were not their only concern. Cell phones and mp3 players have been a distraction in the class rooms…

Clear hand bags and clear totes

More department stores are requiring employees to carry clear bags as a form of loss prevention. Clear hand bags, clear totes, and clear back packs are easy for security staff to see into without having to empty the contents of the employee’s bag. This has been a policy in major department stores for years and now smaller retailers are mandating the clear bag rule. Employees using clear bags have found that entering or leaving the work place thru security is much faster than when security staff had to check the contents of each bag by opening or emptying the employee’s…

Book Bag Policy

Earlier this year, the principle of Mays High School decided to enforce a clear backpack, clear handbag rule that has been written in its school handbook for many years. As of Friday August 28th 2009, students were told that they would not be allowed on campus unless they had clear book bags, clear backpacks and clear tote bags instead of the fabric bags that had been used by most students. This decision is the result of an incident at a local train station involving a student who was allegedly concealing a weapon. Everyone wanted to know where they could buy…

Clear Bag Policy

Security measures at the Ambler Pennsylvania High School have limited students in there choice of backpacks. The Wissahichon School District has mandated that all students carry clear book bags, clear backpacks, clear laptop bags and clear lunch bags. The mandate was approved after the recommendation of officials at the School Safety Task Force Commission. A high school student sadly killed himself at the school this year. Students are allowed to bring mesh backpacks but not permitted to bring them inside the building. Only approved clear backpacks ad allow into buildings on campus. School officials know that nothing is fool proof…

School Uniforms, Dress Codes, & Book Bags

Nation School Security Services of the United States has recommended the enforcement of dress codes and book back and backpack control. Nation School Security Services says that the enforcement of these rules can play a significant role in improving the safety of a schools environment. Clear book bags and clear backpacks on campus have shown to help prevent weapons and other contraband being brought to school. School officials have a responsibility to make every effort to ensure the safety of all student and faculty. Clear book bags, clear backpacks, clear laptop bags, clear tote bags and clear event or lunch…

Cumberland High School pondering clear bag policy

After a bomb threat earlier this week, school board officials in Rhode Island where put on high alert. Students were instructed to bring their school items in clear book bags and backpacks the following day. The school staff set up a security check point where the students of Cumberland High School were required to enter. Cumberland High School student brought there items in Zip-lock type bags as a temporary solution. The one day policy has left students and parent wondering if a permanent mandate or clear bag policy will be adopted into place. The clear backpack and clear book bag…

Ritenour High School Fire

KTVI Fox 2 News of St. Louis Missouri reported a fire had been set in a bathroom on the second floor at Ritenour High School on Wednesday. No one was hurt and little damage was caused to the school building. Other security issues concern staff, students and parents. After finding two guns inside the school this year students will be required to carry clear book bags, clear backpacks, clear business briefs or laptop bags. The district hopes the new clear bag policy reduces the chances of weapons and other contraband from being brought into the school. The clear bag policy…

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