Ionia Middle School implementing ‘no bag’ policy after Florida shooting

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IONIA, Mich. — Ionia Middle School is implementing a new policy for students following Wednesday’s school shooting in Parkland, Fla.

The school sent a letter home to parents on Thursday saying they are instituting a “no bag” policy once school begins each day.  The letter says students must put all bags and purses in their lockers in the morning and leave them there until the end of the school day.

Principal Wayne E. Piercefield III says the shooting in Florida made them re-examine their safety procedures and make changes to ensure student safety.

The school plans to start the new policy Feb. 26.

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3 comments

    • Robert E. Lee

      It doesn’t do anything. I guess they just have to try to make themselves feel good about doing something. Bunch of fools. I live in Ionia county. do you know there are like 5 prisons in Ionia, city police, county sheriff, and a lot of state boys (used to be a post there) but yet you here no mention of an armed school guard. Ionia has plenty of people who have been trained and who know how to use a gun. Why not try that. And what about the high school? seems like most school shooters are highschoolers.

  • Danielle

    I have sent a message to the middle school about a different incident about the locked front doors and having to be by them by being buzzed in…..this is the message i sent but no reply back…..I was reading the letter about the NO BAG policy and have something to add to this….I have came there countless times to either drop something off for a student or pick up early, everytime i buzz to be let in no one asks why im there and alot of times am let in by students or other parents. I have a child in twin rivers and everytime i buzz to get in they always ask why i am there and am directed to go straight to the office. this is a safety matter since really anyone could just walk into that school and have a gun on them and no one would know becauase they dont screen the door and who comes in….maybe this should be addressed too. just my opinion. .
    they seen this message through their messenger on their facebook page but no responce back.

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