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Douglas Unified School District passes clear bag policy

DOUGLAS, Ariz. – Douglas Unified School District unanimously passed a clear bag or no bag policy Monday evening amid the recent controversy surrounding school safety.

Last Wednesday, Douglas Police Department was dispatched to the school after they received reports from faculty members that there might be a gun on campus. The school was placed on lockdown. After further investigation, DPD discovered that the weapon was on campus the day before, prompting the lockdown to be lifted.

“At no time was there a threat made to the school, students nor staff,” the department said,

The following day, DPD made an arrest in connection to the incident. Shortly after, the school announced that all students involved in the incident “are not on campus.”

According to the district, the students reportedly held the protest over their concerns about safety at DHS on Friday during school hours. The district held a meeting to discuss school safety that evening and announced that it will begin a clear bag policy starting Oct. 21.

DOUGLAS HIGH SCHOOL PARENTS & STUDENTS: DHS and DUSD Administration have made the decision for the safety of our…

Posted by Douglas Unified School District #27 on Friday, October 11, 2019

On Monday, the board of directors held a special board meeting to discuss the new bag policy – unanimously approving the new security rule.

Anthony Victor Reyes

Anthony Victor Reyes

Anthony Victor Reyes is the lead digital content producer at News 4 Tucson. The award-winning journalist previously worked as a community reporter in Jasper County, Iowa.
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