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Huron Valley students won't be allowed to have backpacks in high school classrooms

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Posted at 6:27 AM, Aug 05, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-05 10:17:55-04

High school students in the Huron Valley School District will not be able to carry backpacks into their classrooms this year, 7 Action News has confirmed.

The district has a new policy that will not allow backpacks in classrooms at Lakeland and Milford high schools. The news was first reported by The Oakland Press.

According to the district, students at Lakeland and Milford high schools will be allowed to bring backpacks to school, but they cannot bring them into classrooms.

The district superintendent said it has been something they discussed in the past, and it's not reactionary to the Oxford High School shooting last year.

Instead, we're told the policy is more about saving space in the classroom and the hallway to go along with school safety.

Editor's note: An earlier version of this story stated that backpacks will not be allowed at the schools; they are allowed, just not inside classrooms