Under new law, schools will now be able to teach students about gun storage

The measure was sponsored by Rep. Maura Hischauer (D-Batavia). (Photo courtesy: WJBC/File)

By Blake Haas and IIS

BLOOMINGTON – Schools will be able to teach students about proper gun storage under a new state law.

The measure was sponsored by Rep. Maura Hischauer (D-Batavia), who said the law is not a mandate.

“The aim of this bill is to increase awareness of safe firearm storage by using a trusted source of information in our school. This bill is not a curriculum mandate; it simply allows districts to include safe storage curriculum in their school safety curriculum.”

The bill was supported on the House floor by Rep Avery Bourne (R-Morrisonville).

The law takes effect next year.

Blake Haas can be reached at Blake.Haas@Cumulus.com.


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