Multiple school districts in Michigan have implemented a backpack ban in recent months, including Grand Rapids Public Schools and Flint Community Schools.

Dr. Justin Heinze speaks with The New York Times about these strategies, and others, and the difficulties in determining which firearm violence and community prevention efforts are data-driven and effective.

Other media mentions of the conversation around backpack bans and school safety measures:

The Seattle Times

California Examiner

Fox 17 – West Michigan

WDET Detroit