After a backpack ban was implemented in late September, students in Idaho’s Jefferson School District 251 were forced to get creative. Four schools were forced to find alternatives after the ban, which was enacted in response to two incidents of gun violence in the previous six months. Parents have slammed the drastic plan, and one student has gone viral after posting a TikTok video showing some bizarre alternatives, including shopping carts and aquariums.
Rigby Middle School in the district made headlines in May after teacher Krista Gneiting disarmed a sixth-grader who shot three students. A Minnesota assistant principal disarmed a sixth grader before anyone was hurt in a similar incident in April. At least 16 school shootings have been reported in 2021, with only a few of them being prevented, such as a planned mass shooting in Pennsylvania on the 25th anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre.
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