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I am a father of two middle school kids who is worried the weight of my kids back pac. may cause my kids to develop back problems.?

Asked by Billnolasco, La Mirada, CA Wed Sep 9, 2009

Both of my kids walk bent over from the weigh of their back pacs. has this topic ever been brought up?

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I've thought about this recently, when I heard that a lot of High Schools don't have lockers anymore because of drugs / weapons being brought to school & stored in them. I can't imagine having to carry so many textbooks around all day with no place to store books not needed for the 1st 1/2 of the day.

I think you should petition with other parents, the school your kids go to (if they don't have lockers), and possibly hire an attorney to send a strongly worded letter to the principal. If that doesn't work, contact a local reporter & have them do a story in front of the school to bring attention to weight of backpacks & concern over future medical problems.
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Check out this website:

You are obviously not the only one who has worried about it & are smart to be concerned..

Hope this helps!

John Barry
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Sherman Oaks, CA
Cell: 323-810-7976
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