MEXICO

Mexican Parents Push For Transparent Backpacks In Schools

Aug 22, 2017 at 1:13 PM ET

Can transparent backpacks make schools safer? Some parents in Mexico are saying yes.

In an effort to reduce weapons and violence in schools, parents in Mexico are pushing for a mandatory rule to make students use see-through backpacks.

The recent push for clear backpacks comes after several deadly attacks in Mexican schools. The most recent of which happened at a school in Monterrey, where a 15-year-old student opened fire on his classmates, leaving five wounded and two dead.

While parents continue to petition school boards for a change in policy, several “high risk” schools have received donations of transparent backpacks.