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Poll: Would You Bring a Gun onto School Property?

District 113A board members are considering possible revisions to the district's visitor procedures, in light of the enactment of concealed carry in Illinois.

Poll: Would You Bring a Gun onto School Property?
The implementation of concealed carry in Illinois has stirred District 113A officials to consider revisions to some policies, regarding just what visitors can bring onto school grounds. 

Board members Jan. 22 took a first look at proposed changes to a policy detailing visitor behavior and district procedure on school grounds. 

The policy committee specifically examined this item:

No person on school property or at a school event (including visitors, 
students, and employees) shall perform any of the following acts: 
Unless specifically permitted by State law possess a weapon, an object that can reasonably be considered a weapon or looks like a weapon, or any dangerous device.

Board member Dave Molitor asked board members how the district would impose the rule, with newly enacted concealed carry in place. Would the board require that all weapons be kept entirely off school property—which would also include parking lots? Or would the board allow visitors to leave a gun in a locked car or container out of plain view within the vehicle. The latter option would be difficult to enforce, some noted.

Board members did not vote, as the proposed revisions were only in their first reading. 

How do you think the board should act, and would you bring a gun onto school grounds with you?


Take our poll, tell us in the comments.

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