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 on campus.
Washington police Chief Jim Kuchenbecker said Monday that training Washington Community High Schools administrators as officers is a way around Illinois' 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.
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