Robby Soave writes:
Students returned to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School this morning sporting new, mandatory transparent backpacks.
This so-called safety measure, like so many others proposed in the wake of the horrific mass shooting—installing metal detectors, hiring more school resource officers, raising the minimum age to purchase an AR-15—is security theater.
One can understand why survivors of the Parkland shooting might want an extra level of comfort as they resume classes this week. But many students seem to understand that the transparent backpack mandate is a violation of their privacy rights. “My school is starting to feel like a prison,” student Sarah Chadwick said, according to Buzzfeed News
h/t, Joe Cadillic
I’m not so sure this is a violation of any privacy rights students may have, Bobby Soave’s beliefs or preferences notwithstanding. Where are the legal cites to support any assertion that is a violation of student privacy rights?