PARKLAND, Fla. (CBSNewYork) — When students return from spring break to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, they’ll be required to use clear backpacks and wear identification badges at all times.
Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie told parents about the security changes in a two-page letter. It says the backpacks will be provided to students at no cost when they return to school on April 2.READ MORE: Must-See Video: NYPD Officer Rescues Driver From Burning Car In Bronx
Runcie also said metal detectors may soon be installed at the high school in Parkland, Florida, where a former student carried an assault weapon in a large bag and killed 17 people on Valentine’s Day.READ MORE: Charges Pile Up Against Robert Fehring, Accused Of Sending Dangerous Threats To Members Of LGBTQ Community
Schools across the district will see reinforced safety protocols. They include locking all classroom doors, upgrading surveillance systems and expediting measures to require visitors to enter through a single point of entry.MORE NEWS: NYC Hospitality Alliance: Mayor De Blasio 'Grinch' For Vaccine Mandate That May Keep Tourists With Young Children Away
In response to the mass shooting, as many as half a million people are preparing to march in Washington on Saturday for stricter gun laws.