Knox Co. hopes to improve school safety with backpack ban

KNOX COUNTY, Ky. — A new school year for many children will begin next month, and one Kentucky school district is taking measures to keep children ...

July 21, 2022
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KNOX COUNTY, Ky. — A new school year for many children will begin next month, and one Kentucky school district is taking measures to keep children safe. New protocol for a backpack ban in Knox County Public Schools will go into effect during the 2022-2023 school year.   What You Need To Know Knox County Public Schools is home to nearly 4,100 students The district will ban backpacks at the middle and high school level   Frank Shelton serves as the spokesperson for the district  Shelton said the backpack ban is one way to improve 'overall school safety" With concerns about gun violence at the forefront, schools across the country are looking at extra safety measures for the upcoming school year.

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