Clear backpacks among changes coming for Stoneman Douglas students
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WATCH: When Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students return from next week's spring break, they will be required to use only clear backpacks at school, the superintendent said.

When Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students return from next week's spring break, they will be required to use only clear backpacks at school, the superintendent said.

Each student will be given a clear backpack at no cost, Superintendent Robert Runcie said in a letter Wednesday.

Students and staff must also wear ID badges at all times at school, he said.

These changes, among others, come in the wake of some reported incidents at the school after last month's massacre.

Students hold their hands up as they are evacuated by police from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., after a shooter opened fire on the campus on Feb. 14, 2018.

On Tuesday, a Stoneman Douglas student was arrested for allegedly making a threat on Snapchat, according to the Broward County Sheriff's Office.

On Feb. 14, 2018, a former student at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., entered the school and opened fire with an AR-15 style rifle, killing 17 students and staff and injuring 17 more... Photo Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images
Students put their hands up in the air as armed police enter their classroom, following a shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla, in an image taken from a Feb. 14, 2018 social med... Photo Credit: Alexander Ball, Melody Ball via Reuters
People are brought out of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after a shooting, Feb. 14, 2018, in Parkland, Florida. Photo Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images
Students are evacuated by police from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., after a mass shooting on Feb. 14, 2018. Photo Credit: Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP
Medical personnel tend to a victim following a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 14, 2018. Photo Credit: John McCall/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP
A law enforcement officer directs traffic outside of Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. after reports of an active shooter, Feb. 14, 2018. Photo Credit: John McCall/South Florida Sun Sentinel/Polaris
A student stands near friends after being reunited with her mother after a school shooting in Parkland, Fla., Feb. 14, 2018. Photo Credit: Xavier Mascareas/Treasure Coast Newspapers via USA Today
Women embrace in a waiting area for parents of students after a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., Feb. 14, 2018. Photo Credit: Joel Auerbach/AP
Family members embrace following a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Feb. 14, 2018, in Parkland, Fla. Photo Credit: Wilfredo Lee/AP
Students released from a lockdown embrace following a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., Feb. 14, 2018. Photo Credit: John McCall/South Florida Sun-Sentinel/AP
A father and daughter embrace after a mass shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., Feb. 14, 2018. Photo Credit: Saul Martinez/The New York Times
Nikolas Cruz is taken into custody by police after a shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., Feb. 14, 2018. Photo Credit: WPLG
Nikolas Cruz is placed into handcuffs by police near Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School following a mass shooting in Parkland, Fla., Feb. 14, 2018. Photo Credit: Police photo
The police block off the Pelican Bay West subdivision of Wyndham Lakes, Feb. 14, 2018, where gunman Nikolas Cruz lived, following a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, Fla. Photo Credit: RMV/REX/Shutterstock
Family members gather at a staging area for parents to meet their children at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Coral Springs Hotel following the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fl... Photo Credit: RMV/REX/Shutterstock
Students Kelsey Friend and David Hogg talk to the media about the previous day's mass shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Feb. 15, 2018. Photo Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images
Broward County Superintendent of Schools, Robert W. Runcie, speaks to the media about the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where 17 people were killed, Feb. 15, 2018, in Parkland, Fla. Stan... Photo Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images
People attend a candle light memorial service for the victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that killed 17 people, Feb. 15, 2018 in Parkland, Fla. Photo Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images
A young girl clutches a friend during candlelight vigil for victims of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School at Pine Trail Park, Feb. 15, 2018 in Parkland, Fla. Photo Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images
Candles that were placed on crosses still glow after last nights vigil for victims of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, at Pine Trail Park, Feb. 16, 2018, in Parkland, Fla. Photo Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images
Melissa Goldsmith visits a makeshift memorial setup in front of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Feb. 18, 2018 in Parkland, Florida. Photo Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images
Cindy Sotelo (R) cries with her daughter, Jessica Malone, an alumna of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, as they visit a makeshift memorial setup in front of the school, Feb. 19, 2018 in Parkland, Fla. Photo Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images
Demonstrators hold flags during a "lie-in" demonstration supporting gun control reform near the White House on Feb. 19, 2018, in Washington. Photo Credit: Zach Gibson/Getty Images
The flag draped coffin of Alaina Petty is taken out after her funeral at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Feb. 19, 2018, in Coral Springs, Fla. Photo Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images
Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and those supporting them react as they watch the Florida House of Representatives vote down a procedural move to take a bill banning assault weapons out of co... Photo Credit: Colin Hackley/Reuters
Students who survived the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School wait to board buses in Parkland, Fla., Feb. 20, 2018. The students plan to hold a rally Wednesday in hopes that it will put pressure on the sta... Photo Credit: Gerald Herbert/AP
Hundreds of protesters gather at the Florida state Capitol in Tallahassee on Feb. 21, 2018 to push for legislation regulating assault-style weapons and guns in general, after seventeen people were killed by a g... Photo Credit: Colin Abbey/EPA via Shutterstock
Mark Barden, right, founder and managing director of Sandy Hook Promise, speaks during a listening session hosted by President Donald Trump with survivors of school shootings, their parents and teachers in the ... Photo Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Samuel Zeif, an 18-year-old senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., cries after speaking during a listening session with President Donald Trump and students and teachers in the State D... Photo Credit: Carolyn Kaster/AP
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School staff, teachers and students return to school greeted by police and well wishers in Parkland, Fla., Feb. 28, 2018. Photo Credit: Rhona Wise/AFP/Getty Images

On Monday, an officer allegedly fell asleep while in a marked patrol car on the school's campus, authorities said. The officer was suspended with pay pending an internal affairs investigation.

Two students were also arrested this week in separate, unrelated incidents for allegedly bringing in knives to Stoneman Douglas, authorities said.

And the suspected gunman's brother, Zachary Cruz, was arrested on Monday for allegedly trespassing on school grounds, according to police.

After these incidents, over 700 students stayed home from school on Wednesday, ABC affiliate WPLG reported.

People visit Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School campus on Feb. 25, 2018 in Parkland, Fla. for the first time since the shooting that killed 17 people on Feb. 14.
People visit Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School campus on Feb. 25, 2018 in Parkland, Fla. for the first time since the shooting that killed 17 people on Feb. 14.

The superintendent's letter on Wednesday did not mention any connection between these reported incidents and the new security measures.

Beyond the backpacks and IDs, there will now be eight Florida Highway Patrol troopers to help secure entry points at the school after Gov. Rick Scott’s request for extra protection.

Students and parents arrive for voluntary campus orientation at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, for the coming Wednesday's reopening, following a mass shooting in Parkland, Fla., Feb. 25, 2018.
A police officer on duty the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School entrance as parents and students arrive at the High School in Parkland, Fla. Feb.28, 2018, for the school's reopening, two weeks after the mass shootings at the school.

Moreover, the district "is exploring options for consolidating points of entry for students and staff to include utilizing metal-detecting wands and potentially installing permanent metal detectors," Runcie said. "These measures further enhance the Single Point of Entry currently in place for campus visitors."

"The safety and security of our students and employees remain our highest priorities," Runcie said. "While we cannot change the heartbreaking and senseless act of violence at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, by working together, we can change the future."

Students of area High Schools rally at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after participating in a county wide school walk out in Parkland, Fla., Feb. 21, 2018.

ABC News' Rachel Katz and Ben Stein contributed to this report.