Ill. school considers arming school administrators
WASHINGTON, Ill. (AP) -- School board
members in a central Illinois town are thinking about arming and training a
handful of administrators as auxiliary police officers so they can carry guns
Washington police Chief Jim Kuchenbecker said Monday that
training Washington Community High Schools administrators as officers is a way
law against carrying concealed weapons.
The chief and school Superintendent Jim Dunnan talked about the idea
after December's school shootings in Connecticut
and presented it to a parents' group last week.
Board members were expected to hear about the plan Monday.
Board President Tim Custis says members should at least be willing to
consider the idea.
But Colleen Daley of the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence says
she wasn't aware of any other school in Illinois
considering such a plan.