DOTHAN, Ala (WDHN)— Dothan City Schools announced they will be implementing a clear bag policy for the upcoming Dothan Home Basketball Games.

Visitors may bring in one clear bag, no larger than 12″ x 6″ x 12″, or a one-gallon plastic storage bag.

A small clutch or purse no larger than 4.5″ x 6.5″ will also be allowed in for privacy.

Bags such as large purses, tote bags, duffle bags, camera bags, and more will not be allowed in the game.

Seat cushions, with to without backs, will be subject to a search upon entering the game.

Children 14 and younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and will stay with them throughout the duration of the game.

These attendance procedures are in the best interest of our student and community’s safety.

Dothan City Schools Press Release

The announcement comes after a string of recent firearm violence throughout the city of Dothan, including the shooting on Donna street which left two injured Tuesday morning, and the deadly weekend Peanut Festival Parade shooting.