‘This backpack is probably worth more than my life’: Parkland survivors return to classes sporting see-through backpacks for safety, but use them to display anti-gun messages
・Parkland shooting survivors wore clear plastic backpacks to school on Monday
・They were required to wear them as part of a new rule put in place last month
・Several students rebelled by placing most or all of their items in other bags
・Some used the new accessory to continue promoting stricter gun control
・The safety regulation comes almost a month and a half after classmate Nikolas Cruz shot dead 17 people
To rebel (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to oppose someone in authority, or to oppose accepted ways of doing things “というふうに記載されていますね。
It’s natural for teenagers to rebel.
If you are too strict with teenagers, they often rebel.
Children often rebel against being forced to eat certain foods.
Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High returned from spring break on Monday sporting clear backpacks and identification tags as part of a new security regulation.
The teens are required to wear the transparent backpacks after a new rule was put in place last month by Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert W. Runcie.
Letters had been sent to parents confirming students who failed to come to classes without a backpack would receive one upon arrival at no cost.
To confirm (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to tell someone, usually by writing or telephoning, that something will definitely happen at the time or in the way that has been arranged “というふうに記載されていますね。
The date of the meeting is still to be confirmed.
You can make an appointment now, and then call nearer the time to confirm.
The hotel has confirmed our reservation.
Seventy people have confirmed that they will attend the conference.
Others used the new accessory to continue promoting stricter gun control in following the February shooting by classmate Nikolas Cruz who killed 17.
Students took to social media to express their frustration over the rule they deemed as meaningless.
‘My new backpack is almost as transparent as the NRA’s agenda. I feel sooo safe now,’ Lauren Hogg wrote to her Twitter page this morning.
‘As much as I appreciate the effort we as a country need to focus on the real issue instead of turning our schools into prisons. #clearbackpacks #MarchForOurLives’
To deem (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to consider that someone or something has a particular quality “というふうに記載されていますね。フォーマルな表現です。
She is currently deemed to be the best British athlete.
The area has now been deemed safe.
The story was deemed too controversial.
These buildings are deemed to be of architectural importance and must be protected.
Delany Tarr also said: ‘You know, I feel super safe now that the whole school can see my collection of tampons and pens.’
And Carmen Lo: ‘This backpack is probably worth more than my life #trends #NeverAgain’
Connor Dietrich even covered his belongings inside the clear back with tissue paper.
‘You know it’s only difficult because if we were being listened to and common sense gun legislation was brought into play we wouldn’t need all of this to be safe,’ Dietrich said, according to CNN.
The new guideline in just one of several Broward county schools will put into place.
Runcie also said visitors will be allowed only one entry in every county school beginning in 2019.
He further said that the county would receive $8.5 million from the state to post at least one school resource officer in every building and $6 million to expand mental health services come next school year.
bring something into play (idiom)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to make something start to have an effect “というふうに記載されていますね。
If they continue to deliver late, we’ll have to bring the penalty charge into play.
All the resources and staff available were brought into play to cope with the crisis.
最後に、内容が理解でき、新しい単語も知ることができたら、必ずCambridge Dictionaryか、Macmillan Dictionaryで例文を読むようにしてください。そして一番シンプルで、自分が日常使いしときやすそうなもをノートやスマホに書き溜めておいてください。そしてこれを移動中の時などに声に出して覚えることが本当に大事です！（電車では難しいので、僕はよく歩きますw）