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Duluth school requires students to carry clear backpacks

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Students at Duluth Washburn Edison are required to carry clear plastic backpacks this year to go with their mandatory school uniforms.

The $10 backpacks with black fabric side panels are meant to prevent students from bringing "anything into the building that isn't supposed to be there," said Bonnie Jorgenson, head of the Edison Duluth Public Schools Academy, which started classes on Monday.

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