New law requires Illinois schools to hold shooting safety drills

Matthew Zalaznick's picture
Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Local school districts will now be required to conduct safety drills to prepare for a possible shooting under legislation Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law Monday.

The measure, which took effect immediately, will require schools to partner with local law enforcement agencies to develop and conduct a shooting drill at least once a school year. It's up to each school whether students must be present for the exercise and parents can choose to have their children sit out.

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