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US Students Mock Backpack Ban Following Gun Scare By Carrying Books In Prams And Shopping Trolleys

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US Students Mock Backpack Ban Following Gun Scare By Carrying Books In Prams And Shopping Trolleys

Students at a US high school have mocked a backpack ban by carrying their books in prams, shopping trolleys and popcorn machines.

Jefferson County school district banned backpacks after a gun was found in a 13-year-old student's bag at Rigby Middle School, in Idaho.

Now, students are getting creative with how they ferry about their belongings.

Credit: TikTok/@sav.bag
Credit: TikTok/@sav.bag
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In a TikTok video which has amassed 3.3 million views, students can be seen pushing prams, pulling toy carts and carrying washing baskets around the corridors of the school.

Student Savannah Bagley, who uploaded the video, said she understands why the ban was brought in, though it is inconvenient.

Speaking to EastIdahoNews.com, she said: "I saw someone walk past my car holding a box and I could just tell that this day was going to be so funny.

"The kids at my school are so creative. I was just cracking up all day. I saw a kid carrying a chair upside down holding his books today."

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Credit: TikTok/@sav.bag
Credit: TikTok/@sav.bag

The gun was found in a student's bag last Thursday (23 September) and she was taken into custody. No shots were fired and nobody was injured.

Just four months earlier at Rigby Middle School, two students and a staff member were shot at the school - nobody was killed in the shooting.

Savannah said the amusement brought about by the creative book-carrying was a much-needed distraction at a frightening time for students at the school.

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Credit: TikTok/@sav.bag
Credit: TikTok/@sav.bag

She said: "It definitely is super scary. In the moment, it's super scary.

"I just think it's not something we need to constantly dwell on. I think the video that I made has nothing to do with being for or against banning backpacks or anything.

"It's just to show how creative the people at my school are. It has nothing to do with politics."

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Jefferson School District 251 Superintendent Chad Martin said he approved of students making the best of a bad situation, so long as their innovative carriers aren't so cumbersome that they block up hallways.

Credit: TikTok/@sav.bag
Credit: TikTok/@sav.bag

He said: "I think that all kids need to be able to deal with things and I think they are dealing with it.

"We hope (the backpack ban) is a temporary thing until we get a more permanent fix. If this can be a positive thing that they enjoy for a little bit, that's wonderful."

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/@sav.bag

Topics: Viral, Funny, Community, TikTok

Jake Massey
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