GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) – The Oconee County School District has announced that it is implementing a clear bag policy for all sporting events this year.

Officials said the new policy is intended to improve security inside these events and will be part of the process for entering venues during the 2022-23 school year. They added that the clear bags are easily searched and support the Department of Homeland Security’s “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign.

According to officials, participants in sporting events will be able to carry a large transparent bag up to 12″ X 12″ X 6″ and a small handbag up to 4.5″ X 6.5″ They added that the bags following will not be permitted at events.

  • Handbags larger than a clutch
  • Camera cases
  • Briefcase
  • Backpack
  • Dyed/printed plastic bags
  • Baby diaper bag
  • Diapers and other baby supplies may be carried into the stadium but must be in a transparent bag
  • Mesh bags
  • Drawstring Bags

Officials said a gallon-sized “Ziploc-style” bag met the clear back requirement. Folding chairs and blanks are permitted but may be searched.

People can bring items that require refrigeration (medicines, infant formula/milk) in a small soft-sided cooler. However, the cooler will be searched in the bag control area.

Any questions regarding these new requirements should be directed to the Department of Student Services.