Knox County Schools ban backpacks for some students
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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