Broward County officials are taking new steps to improve school safety, But, since none of their new requirements involve gun control the students are throwing a temper tantrum. Their reactions prove why kids shouldn’t be used as political mouthpieces.
On Wednesday, Broward County Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie announced changes that officials believe will help to reduce school violence. Upon returning from Spring break, students must carry clear backpacks and, along with staff, wear an ID badge at all times.
According to Runcie’s announcement, the school is providing the clear backpacks for students at no cost. However, that news did not keep the teenagers from reacting harshly to the changes they likened to being in a prison.
Among the first to respond to the changes was Lauren Hogg, the sister of the left’s anti-gun poster boy David Hogg. “Great. Because clear backpacks are gonna fix everything,” she posted. “I appreciate the attempt, but I’d rather have common since [sic] gun laws than a clear backpack.”
Nothing like a lecture on gun control from a kid who doesn’t know the difference between “sense” and “since,” right?
Another student response clearly shows how teenagers think. “Clear backpacks don’t do anything except make us look stupid. We want to be safe, not uncomfortable,” tweeted Carly Novell. “The only thing that can really have an impact on our safety is gun control.”
Someone should break the news to this young girl that life isn’t always comfortable. She should also know that protecting lives has little to do with making a fashion statement. Nevertheless, this wasn’t the worst response.
Student Sara Giovanello was deeply disturbed because now she might have to loan out a pencil. “…clear backpacks are a mistake because now if someone asks for a pencil i HAVE to give it to them,” she wrote. “they’ll see right through my bag and my lies. Gross.”
Giovanello later said her response was a joke and then blamed “white conservatives” for not getting it. Gives new meaning to the saying “out of the mouths of babes,” doesn’t it? And they wonder why real grown-ups aren’t listening to their lectures and demands.
For now, the kiddos should stick to playing in sandboxes because the soapbox (and clear backpacks) is intellectually out of their league.