HISD Bans Backpacks For Final Days
POSTED: 6:31 pm CDT May 16, 2007
UPDATED: 12:19 pm CDT May 17, 2007
HOUSTON -- Some Houston Independent School District campuses are banning backpacks as the school year winds down, KPRC Local 2 reported Wednesday.
District officials said safety is a top priority. The last day of school is May 24.
A number of schools are banning backpacks on campus in the final days of classes to hold down the possibility that someone might try to bring a weapon onto campus, and to discourage kids from trying to slip water guns, silly string and other disruptive items into the school for last-day pranks, officials said.
HISD Schools Banning Backpacks
Accelerated Learning and Transition Academy
Austin High School
Deady Middle School
E.O. Smith Education Center
HISD High School For Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice
Lee High School
Reagan High School