Spectators won’t be allowed in any Greenville County School District athletic events with a bag in tow unless it’s transparent, the district announced Thursday morning.
The banned bags include camera cases, briefcases, backpacks, cinch bags, and large purses. The only opaque bags allowed will be small clutch purses, according to the announcement.
Any items that must be carried in a bag must come in “either a one-gallon Ziploc-style bag or a 12″ by 6″ by 12″ clear bag.”
The district said spectators will be allowed to carry items in, such as blankets and folding chairs, but they will be subject to a search.
The ban comes after tightened security at school districts across the country as parents and students have increasingly publicly questioned school safety in the wake of a mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla.
But the announcement said the ban wasn’t a direct result of a specific event.
“The policy is similar to those already in place at university stadiums and local arenas. The policy is not a response to any specific event or concern,” the announcement said. “We are continually evaluating security measures in our school buildings and taking steps to ensure public safety at our after-school events.”