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To arm teachers or not to arm teachers is among the numerous debates being had in light of recent school violence and further threats to school kids across the country. Illinois school leaders are weighing in on the debate and Bob Bagby, Superintendent of Lincoln High School in Logan County, says it’s disappointing that school leaders cannot guarantee the safety of their kids when they come to school but allowing teachers to carry guns in school is something he is not sure about.

Lisa Taylor is the Superintendent of Heyworth Schools in McLean County and she feels teachers carrying a firearm is not something they are trained for but feels there could be circumstances to allow a teacher to conceal a firearm in the school.

Illinois lawmakers are discussing a number of gun bills, however, none so far, have been discussed allowing teachers to carry firearms in a school building. 

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