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Parkland Survivor David Hogg is Being Mocked for Wanting Normal Backpacks


David Hogg clear backpacks Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting safety security

Conservative Twitter is mocking Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting survivor David Hogg for his complaint to Axios about the school’s clear backpack policy, an apparent added security measure students are supposed to come back to after spring break.

Hogg, who has been one of the most outspoken and visible Never Again campaigners since the deadly shooting — and who was even accused of being a “crisis actor” — said the normal backpack ban is “unnecessary” and “embarrassing for a lot of students.”

“After we come back from Spring Break, they’re requiring us all to have clear backpacks…it’s unnecessary. It’s embarrassing for a lot of the students,” he said.

The way this was received on Twitter was essentially, “So, how does it feel to be have your rights limited by common sense?”

At least two fellow students have criticized the policy, saying that going to school will be like “going to prison.”

Still others said that backpack policy is an indication that school administrators, not students, are the ones eating Tide Pods.

Clear backpacks aren’t the only school policy change in lieu of gun legislation many of the students are seeking.

Students and staff have to wear IDs while on school grounds. Permanent metal detectors are also being discussed.

[H/t Twitchy]

[Image via Joe Raedle/Getty Images]

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Matt Naham is the Senior A.M. Editor of Law&Crime.