Knox County Schools ban backpacks for some students

(Gillian Trudeau)
Published: Jul. 11, 2022 at 6:35 AM CDT
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BARBOURVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A Kentucky school district has banned middle and high school students from using backpacks to address safety concerns.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that Knox County Schools will implement the policy when students return to school in August.

School spokesperson Frank Shelton says the policy will prevent students from using a bag to conceal items.

The policy will not apply to elementary school students.

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