On the Spot: Campus cracks down on lanyard policy


Quyenh Phang

Coppell High School requires students to wear their school ID on them or on their backpack. Before entering class, teachers are to insure their students have their lanyards with their own ID or get a temporary ID.

Lili Lomas, Sports Editor

Walking into school this morning, students were greeted by a blockade of administrators at the bottom of the main hallway.


Coppell High School associate principal Sean Bagley stood surrounded by tables of assistant principals on both sides making sure that students were wearing their school-issued lanyards and IDs.


The increased enforcement of the lanyard policy began last week as Bagley came on during daily announcements to remind students of the necessity of wearing their lanyards. Additionally, an email was sent out to both students and parents reminding them of the increased discipline for not having their lanyards visible.


Since the policy was enacted at the beginning of the school year, the number of students wearing their lanyards at school has visibly decreased. Most notably, ever since students returned from winter break, lanyard wearing became almost nonexistent.


“It’s more visible because we have noticed coming back from Christmas break that a lot more kids were not in compliance with our updated school security protocols and so we wanted to make sure that we communicated last week that we were going to start issuing administrative consequences for it,” associate principal Melissa Arnold said.


This strict enforcement of the policy shocked students as this level of surveillance was unprecedented.


“I was a little surprised,” sophomore Sruthi Koukuntla said. “I didn’t know they were going to take it this seriously.”


For those not wearing their lanyards, the consequences have been clear. They are given a detention which must be fulfilled this week at 7:30 a.m. in the commons.


Whether or not the compliance to the policy will carry on throughout the school year is uncertain.