The new hall pass policy requires kids to wear a visible hall pass on a lanyard around their necks instead of the old paper slip of the past. This has apparently upset some kids and their parents. Why? No idea. It makes sense to me so that staff can easily see if a kid wandering the hall has a pass permitting him or her to do so. In protest, some kids refused to return to class after a meeting about the new policy and ran down the halls doing some minor damage.
It seems to me that the policy is fairly sensible and that some kids got wrapped up in indignation over a lot of nothing. It happens.