Apparently, it’s Back-to-School Month for New Jersey’s department of Homeland Security, which urges everybody to be on the lookout for unattended backpacks.
We guess, given the discombobulation that usually attends the first week back in school, in addition to the gas masks at Bloomfield High School, we’ll need K-9 units in every Staples, school and front hallway in Baristaville to protect us against errant backpacks. Just don’t tell the kids: if they start calling in every stray backpack as a bomb scare, they’ll spend the entire month marching outside in single file.
Instead of demonizing backpacks maybe we should… um… demonize backpacks? How about a national campaign against kids carrying 75 pounds of books on their backs every day?