Greenville County Schools is instituting a clear-bag policy beginning with the opening of the 2018-19 athletic season, according to a news release from the county.

The policy is similar to those already in place at university stadiums and local arenas but is not a response to any specific event or concern, according to the release.

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Spectators are prohibited from entering athletic venues with camera cases, briefcases, backpacks, cinch bags, large purses and similar items, according to the release. Approved bags include clear, gallon-sized zip storage bags, clear totes and small purses. Folding chairs and blankets will be allowed but are subject to search, according to the release.

Greenville County Schools will kick off its athletic season today at Bon Secours Wellness Arena with “Games+ Building a Better Graduate with Athletics,” an event intended to showcase the county's successes and encourage participation. Gates will open to the public at 6 p.m.

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