VIDEO: David Hogg Claims Clear Backpacks Infringe On His Rights

In an interview, Stoneman Douglas student David Hogg made some questionable claims.

Stoneman Douglas student turned anti-gun activist, David Hogg, claimed in an Axios interview that students' First Amendment rights were being infringed upon by the use of clear backpacks.

His statement comes after it was announced that Stoneman Douglas students will be required to carry clear plastic backpacks when they return to classes after Spring Break, instead of their usual book bags, CNN reported.

Additionally, eight Florida State troopers joined the security staff on Thursday morning at the Parkland high school where a former student shot 17 students and faculty on Feb. 14, the Orlando Weekly reported.

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In the interview, Hogg voiced his opposition to the clear backpacks.

"I think after we come back from spring break, they're requiring all of us to have clear backpacks," Hogg said. "I think one of the most important, one of the other important things to realize is, many students want their privacy."

"There are many, for example, females at our school." Hogg continued. "When they go through their menstrual cycle, they don't want people to see their tampons and stuff. And it's just unnecessary and it's embarrassing for a lot of the students and it makes them feel isolated and separated from the rest of American school culture when they're having essentially their First Amendment rights infringed upon because they can't freely wear whatever backpack they want..."

It's not clear how clear backpacks allegedly violate students' rights to freedom of speech.

Hogg offered an alternative solution to keep students safe.

"What we should have is just more policies that make sure that these students are feeling safe and secure in their schools," Hogg concluded.

You can see the video clip of the interview below:

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Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

He's not a student at that school and it was reported he was either 20-21 yrs old.

EricD_SD
EricD_SD

It is a government building. Should put into place the same rules and security as a courthouse. Lets see them chew on having to empty pockets, get scanned, pat downs, and the like for a while

Sick of this BS. He wants his cake and to eat it too. This is a classic example of the failure of both parenting and our education system.

fyrmedman
fyrmedman

HOGG= Child. His childish uneducated rants mean nothing. END OF STORY!

nomorecommonsense
nomorecommonsense

I say a lot more than I need to? Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. I at least think before I type. I won't say I'm not lazy because I am at times, but to say I'm fat is ridiculous. I'm five feet, five inches and weigh about 120 pounds. If you were capable of doing any thinking or research you would know that I'm actually underweight. As I told you before, "Open your mind before your mouth". Or at least before you type.