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Required book bags hard to come by

November 22, 2002

Albany-- Book bags in Lee County are now considered a security risk. This week's bomb threats at three Lee County Schools have forced new security measures to be taken to keep kids safe.

Only clear or mesh book bags are allowed now and they're pretty hard to come by. Hall School Supplies in Albany is sold out of the mesh book bags. Since the demand is so high the store has ordered 100 more.

Store owner Steve Hall says, "We've ordered some, they'll be here Tuesday and we're telling parents to write the name down and will assure them they will get a bag."

The book bags cost around 24 dollars. Parents who pre-order will get 10% off.

Posted at 5:43 p.m. by melissa.kill@walb.com