Illinois School Board Association May Endorse Armed Teachers
By Cam Edwards
When the Illinois Association of School Boards meets for its annual conference next month, the group will consider a resolution in support of armed school staff. The motion wouldn’t require districts adopt an armed school staff policy, but would endorse allowing districts to do so voluntarily.
Among the resolutions surrounding firearm use, one calls for the IASB to support legislation that would give local school boards the option to develop Student Safety and Protection Plans. These plans would authorize “voluntary district employees, in any capacity” to carry a concealed firearm as long as they have obtained the necessary licenses, certifications and training.
Another resolution involves the IASB advocating for school safety grant programs at the state level, which would assist school districts in hiring school resource officers with past law enforcement experience. These SROs would then be authorized to carry a firearm, given that they continue firearm training, according to the proposal.
On today’s Bearing Arms’ Cam & Co. Laura Carno, a visiting fellow with the Independent Women’s Forum and the founder of FASTER Colorado, a firearms training program for teachers and school staff, joins me to talk about the …Read the Rest
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