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Mrs. Nabors didn't usually check students bags, but she knew it was part of her duty, so she proceeded to search every student's backpack, and bookbag. As she predicted, she found the usual school supplies: pencils, books, a few snacks here and there. She didn't find anything out of the ordinary…until one curious little girl started getting skittish.
Bag checks have become part of the daily routine for many schools. The guards have found everything from harmless objects like a smartphone or a fidget spinner to potentially hazardous objects that could hurt someone either on the inside or the outside. Sadly, everyone, from the teachers to the student body must be on high alert. But do young elementary kids get a pass?
Sadly, even elementary school students are getting the same treatment as older students, as the law states anyone is capable of committing a crime, and in a way, you can never be too careful. Many parents are worried that this could negatively impact their kids, asking themselves, “Will this accusation cause my kids to lose their innocence?”
But There's A Reason Why
Lawmakers and security guards can't be concerned over the innocence of children, as they know things are escalating and keeping close tabs on kids is necessary. Many kids bring banned items to class, even if they don't plan on harming other students. But the reality is that these banned objects can easily cause an accident or an allergy attack.
Jefferson Elementary School
For Jefferson Elementary School in Jefferson County, Georgia, keeping students safe is the number one priority. This means teachers have to check every student's backpack, right after morning announcements. Still, Mrs. Nabors wasn't expecting to find anything other than a video game or school supplies. But today would quickly become "one of those days" for Mrs. Nabors.