CHICAGO (AP) — A group representing Illinois school boards has again rejected a resolution supporting teachers and other school employees carrying guns in schools.
The Illinois Association of School Boards voted against the measure Saturday during an annual convention. It’s the second consecutive year the group has rejected such a proposal.READ MORE: Chicago Lifting Mask Mandate For Fully Vaccinated People In Most Cases
A resolution would be used to support any legislation on the issue if it’s filed. Discussion on arming teachers has followed multiple school shootings nationwide.READ MORE: Lollapalooza Returning To Grant Park In July; Lineup To Be Announced Wednesday
Much of the support for the measure came from rural school districts that can’t hire school resource officers. While others, including in Chicago’s suburbs, say it’s a safety risk to arm teachers.
There are over 850 school districts in Illinois.MORE NEWS: All But 7 States Moved To Lower Tier Of Chicago's COVID Travel Order
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