WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – New Hanover High School will be implementing a clear backpack policy in the coming weeks, district leaders confirmed Monday.
A spokesperson for New Hanover County Schools clarifies the policy mandating students wear clear backpacks is not district wide, and was initiated by New Hanover High School principal Philip Sutton.
The principal also plans to introduce additional safety measures, including “establishing a restorative planning committee involving students, parents, and staff in conversations about safety measures specific to NHHS,” an email from a spokesperson said. “New Hanover County Schools is currently working on a comprehensive, districtwide safety plan that will help prevent an incident like this in the future.”
Families were notified of the change via email Monday night. The policy is expected to go into effect on October 11.
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