"It's an initiative to try and increase the health and safety of the building. Backpacks traditionally can be cumbersome, tripping hazards in classrooms and computer labs. Of course, they're also way a for kids to conceal things they aren't supposed to have in school," Wilson added.
Batavia's first day of school is September 4th.
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