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Backpacks not allowed at high school sporting events in Lee County

Posted: 1:14 PM, Aug 23, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-23 13:14:53-04
New ban to keep kids safer at HS football games

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- As the high school football season gets under way, a reminder that the Lee County School District has banned backpacks and large bags at school athletic stadiums, gymnasiums, and theaters.

Collier County Schools has a similar rule.

The rule was enacted at the beginning of the 2018-19 school year.

All guests attending an event will be subject to a search.

Prohibited items inside stadiums, gymnasiums and theaters include but are not limited to:

  • Book bags, backpacks, duffel bags or large purses
  • Any type of weapon on school property is prohibited
  • Any item that could be used as a missile
  • Cans/Bottles
  • Coolers
  • Fireworks
  • Horns/Lasers