Survivors of a mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, returned from spring break to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and were greeted by new security measures. Among other new regulations, the school staff provided the students with the newest mandatory accessories: a transparent backpack. The administration claims that this regulation will boost safety, but the students hate it. One of the biggest issues for this backlash has a lot to do with the female reproductive system - tampons and other menstrual thingies became impossible to hide. Saying they are beginning to feel as if inside a jail, the teens have already come up with a solution that perfectly expresses both their solidarity for natural feminine stuff and rage against the current gun situation in the country. Only it might infuriate a few conservative minds.

Tampons. The students are filling the new backpacks with loads and loads of tampons. "I only got lights. I didn’t know. Getting supers for tomorrow," student Cameron Kasky tweeted. "Sizes, pricing... I'm learning new things about women's health right now. This stuff is expensive. Steps must be taken to make these health products easier to access."

However, Rachel Padnis, a 16-year-old sophomore at Majory Stone Douglas, has a slightly different opinion. "Personally, I think that clear backpacks aren't that big of a hassle. If it even makes one person at my school feel safer, I am willing to make that sacrifice," Rachel told Bored Panda.

"It's actually pretty funny to walk through the hallways and see all the jokes everyone has written on them," she said. "Although there are a whole bunch of complaints about them and I am feeling like my privacy has been taken away, I think they have brought a lot of real laughter back to my school which was missing for a while."

Padnis believes that people could still carry around weapons there if they wanted. "I see many students with lunchboxes in their backpacks that go unchecked as well as zipper pouches which seems to defeat the intended purpose and the police presence has gone down significantly." According to her, the issue is complex. "I feel like metal detectors or some kind of detector wand would be much more beneficial, but there’s also the fact that it would take a really long time for everyone to get scanned upon their entry to my school since there are about 3,200 students who go here."

What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.

(h/t someecards)

Stoneman Douglas High School shooting survivors returned from spring break to new security measures

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Many students expressed their disappointment on social media but Cameron Kasky decided to take a different approach

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And it spread like wildfire

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Daria B
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3 years ago

This one should be way up. In one simple phrase this photo shows exactly how people feel about this whole problem.

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3 years ago

Oh, Cameron...

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3 years ago

A bag case for bags

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Maud Gakes
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3 years ago

This one definitly needs more upvotes! Its amazing!

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3 years ago

Now I feel like taking a bath

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stellermatt
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3 years ago

so... nothing then?

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ADHORTATOR
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3 years ago

Trojans...good choice! :-)

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Joseph Martin
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3 years ago

thank you

Ellie Ragsdale
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3 years ago

I am proud of the sarcasm.

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Matthew A
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3 years ago

The gun and the NRA weren't the mistake that caused the shooting, it was the government and local police's lack of response to numerous tips and complaints about the shooter

MzToastee
Community Member
3 years ago

If Lauren and her brother wanted the country to focus on REAL issues, they'd be going to D.C. demanding the government continually update NICS and enforce the laws already in existence, not to mention changing law enforcement policies re: 5150 holds and temporary confiscation of arms.

Shayne Brawner
Community Member
3 years ago

Yep, the NRA agenda is pretty clear. Protecting the rights of every American. They are one of the oldest civil rights group in the country.

Dominic Richardson
Community Member
3 years ago

I agree. The focus should be on the real issue. Mental health.

Leahcim Henderson
Community Member
3 years ago

Hogg that name now is synonymous with ignorance and vile smartass children

The Famous Junkie
Community Member
3 years ago

What’s in the clear backpack in the second picture? I know this is horrible but if it saves lives it’s worth using for a couple of years? Surely? In the U.K. it’s common place to have school branded bags. This is so the poorer ones who cannot afford the latest expensive brands don’t feel excluded.

Mike Hansen
Community Member
3 years ago

What do they expect?????? They think that if guns are banned (made illegal) that they will be safe???? If guns are banned, then only the CRIMINALS will have guns!!!! Guns DON'T kill people!!!! PEOPLE kill people!!!! Get it right!!!! Protect yourself!!!! But a gun!!!!

Joseph Brzezinski
Community Member
3 years ago

Who the heck is on this site, and why the down vote for a true statement...???

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Savant
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3 years ago

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO BURN

Robert Martin
Community Member
3 years ago

Funny. When kids compare one thing as to being like something else. And the thing they compare it to they really have no idea what its like. Schools like Prison! Need to check your facts because people in prison wish it was like a school because people get beaten, raped and even murder daily in prison plus the people in charge could give two shits about your rights or let alone your safty. So careful how you make comparisons.

Shmily Riley
Community Member
3 years ago

The real issue? Like law enforcement NOT ignoring a psychotic teenager? Okay.

Dominic Richardson
Community Member
3 years ago

I agree. The focus really should be on mental health.

Joseph Brzezinski
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3 years ago

Why did this even get a down vote?

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Targaryen
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3 years ago

What does the NRA have to do with this shooting? Dumb.

Lesley Earl
Community Member
3 years ago

Well stated that does appear to be what is happening 64 years young here please do not let them continue....

Alib
Community Member
3 years ago

A wise and sane voice.

Joyce Holliday
Community Member
3 years ago

Cupcakes sorry you feel some how oppressed by having to use clear backpacks. You need to learn something in school besides being a whinny ass cry baby.

Jerry Galnares
Community Member
3 years ago

Seek and understand history kids. We had the U.S. Assault Weapons Ban of 1994 that expired in 2004 about the time most of you were born. Here is the wiki quick breakdown... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Assault_Weapons_Ban . I don't follow every bit of this issue, but I have not seen anyone sight the laws we had and did not do anything to keep. Now about these backpacks. Your freedoms are being impeded upon and you say " These rules are stupid and will not help anything!" Now you sound just like the NRA. Think and get better informed by multiple sources, research and fact checking. The sunset provision that let the assault weapons ban lapse after ten years is SNAFU. A similar sunset provision is in the Iran Nuclear Deal. That is a much bigger bang for sure. Young people becoming activist need to realize they will loose freedoms in the pursuit of the type of security they want. It is not just a gun issue.

Joe Frederick
Community Member
3 years ago

No surprise that such a stupid statement comes from a child who knows nothing yet except how to dress herself.

Em B
Community Member
3 years ago

YES!!!

Moo Moo Futch
Community Member
3 years ago

This one is probably the best because it’s so true. Those bags are as transparent as the NRA’s agenda.

kyara Rose Ryan Hoffer
Community Member
3 years ago

like, OMG thank you! at least someone gets it!!!!!

Denise Mirto
Community Member
3 years ago

keep up all of your good works

Joe Shaw
Community Member
3 years ago

I feel so sorry for the brainwashing that is our MSM.

Sherry Rainwater
Community Member
3 years ago

#adolescentmentalhealth#stopbullying#meangirltransformation#teensuperioritycomplex

William Adams
Community Member
3 years ago

Schools always have been prisons for some , welcome to the real world.

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3 years ago

RIP Trayvon Martin

RaY1
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3 years ago

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oh please haha give it a rest!!

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Furious_Lover
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3 years ago

THATS MY DADS BIRTHDAY APRIL 2ND

Glenna Wheatley
Community Member
3 years ago

Wow. So much BS. So little time. #IAmTheNRA

Moo Jar
Community Member
3 years ago

The NRA's agenda? Why dont you save your little protests for when you know the facts. The NRA promotes safe gun use for self defense, they had nothing to do with the shooting. The government knew that the shooter was dangerous and they did nothing about it. There is something to blame, but its not the gun or the NRA.

Suzanne Edwards
Community Member
3 years ago

Lauren... grow up little girl!!! What you KIDS don’t get everyone of you speaking... as soon as you starting yelling and acting a fool most of us tuned you out....

Here to Troll
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3 years ago

No, most of us haven't. You just live in a bubble.

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Ashiah Rainwing
Community Member
3 years ago

I'm noticing that a LOT of these young people appear to have been brainwashed by liberals.

Scott Prange
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3 years ago

How is the school turning into a prison? Please tell me because I've been

Cameron Beckim
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3 years ago

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Do you want to be shot or not make up your fucking mind omg your bull shit is gonna make me come down and decide for you. And no your not in fucking prison are teachers beating you when you do something wrong no there not. Do you need to protect your ass hole when using the rest room nope don’t gotta do that. People stabbing each other gang fights riots. Oh thes things aren’t happening well then you must be in a waaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyy nicer prison then any of the places Martha Stewart did time in

Here to Troll
Community Member
3 years ago

Well then come down and decide for us, tough guy. Oh wait, you're a pathetic douche who only makes threats on the internet, silly me.

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Sherry Rainwater
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3 years ago

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If someone shoots an animal, the shooter is responsible. If someone shoots up a school fitfully of children then the gun is in question? Get your heads out of your asses!

BitterSweetWisdom
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3 years ago

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Uh the NRA didn't shoot up the school Nik Cruz did, the NRA is just protecting an amendment made by the founding fathers, I've done countless amounts of research and there is no proof that the NRA did anything to kill children. TIme to stop blaming the innocent and really look the perpetrator in the face.

Here to Troll
Community Member
3 years ago

No one said the NRA killed the children. Your claim is just a pathetic attempt to dilute the issue. You failed. If you've done all this research, you'd know that, even though we can bear arms, we can't bear all arms (like explosives). Your research would've made you realize that this is not protecting anything about that amendment, it's just helping make sure the NRA keeps making money. It's your own fault if you're delusional and don't want to accept that.

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Kiki
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3 years ago

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It's pretty clear YOUR agenda is to deprive people of their Constitutional rights.

RaY1
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3 years ago

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If by "transparent" you mean "clear", then yes, the NRA has a very "clear" agenda.....protect the rights of all law-abiding American citizens, and for that I thank them!!

Tiny Dynamine
Community Member
3 years ago

This is why I hate so much about America. Yeah, let's protect people's rights by making easier for them to kill each other. You cockweasle.

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Sheldon Murphy
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3 years ago

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No

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Community Member
3 years ago

Tell me about it... All my homework is digital!

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Neeraj Jha
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3 years ago

That's some powerful stuff.

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stellermatt
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3 years ago

it's funny cos its meme

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Dylan Mahoney
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3 years ago

Keep rocking this world Emma, Generation X supports you.

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stellermatt
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3 years ago

exaclty, if people want to smuggle guns etc in, they aren't going to put them in plain sight, they'll find another way.

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Dylan Mahoney
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3 years ago

Excellent.

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Shauday Smith
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3 years ago

Those glasses are cool

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Friedlander Rosenzweig
Community Member
3 years ago

Logic. That’s the real danger.

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Rich Austin
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3 years ago

The land of the free?

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stellermatt
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3 years ago

let's change everything except what actually needs to change... great idea...

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HeatherJ
Community Member
3 years ago

Again-Logic

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Community Member
3 years ago

#Art & Music Programs Matter

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ariesrunner
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3 years ago

i think this is funny but at the same time i really hope they used the tampons or gave them to someone who actually needs them...

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Community Member
3 years ago

Band kids... Always horny

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PyroarRanger
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3 years ago

Yes!

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Elizabeth Mitchell
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3 years ago

I would have made some fake blunts and baggies. LOL

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Julianne De Foro
Community Member
3 years ago

One would have to assume they are cunningly disguised, inflatable, bullet-proof emergency tents. For the horrendous price of $1.05 I would expect no less, really.

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Dylan Mahoney
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3 years ago

The Funny part of this one is that, the NRA would be butthurt over it and not realize that it's intentionally misspelled.

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Magpie
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3 years ago

clear back packs are bs. disguised as... well bs really.

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Dylan Mahoney
Community Member
3 years ago

Right on, keep on marching on. Don't let the baby boomers slow you down.

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3 years ago

Soon schools will be just like airport security...

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Rita Noetzel
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3 years ago

Kudos to the Monty Python reference!

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Nikki🦄
Community Member
3 years ago

they are making their needs very CLEAR🤣 ...sorry...

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PyroarRanger
Community Member
3 years ago

I don't get the clear backpacks. They're solving nothing

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Felice Coles
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3 years ago

And schoolkids don't have enough of it to matter to politicians...

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FanaticRex99263
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3 years ago

Joan, I hope you’re being sarcastic

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Nikki🦄
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3 years ago

these started out as fashion statements, now look what the government did. I'm glad i live in Australia

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Nikki🦄
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3 years ago

???

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Moomooz
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3 years ago

Looool

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Joanne Hudson
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3 years ago

The KIDS don't think tampons and condoms are scary; aren't they out there on display? The moral majority think those items and don't discuss them with kids. Don't you read some of the amazing rhetoric that comes out of Washington?

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Debbie Mandigo
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3 years ago

Tell your friends to keep it up. The world is watching.

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3 years ago

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Would metal detectors work, it seems like a great idea, so why not if it saves lives !

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Oerff On Tour
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3 years ago

Congres?

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Savant
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3 years ago

If you can't have a logo, make your own.

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Liz dJ
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3 years ago

That blur though...

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Jesse Saving
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3 years ago

made it to the end yay!

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Savant
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3 years ago

... court needs to pass gun control laws.

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Evanescent Star
Community Member
3 years ago

oof