Ann Arbor School Officials Ban Weapons In Schools

(WLNS) – The Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education is, by an unanimous vote, banning weapons in school buildings.

According to our media partners at MLive, the board voted Wednesday night to toughen the district’s weapons-free policy. The issue had been debated for more than a month after a man with a concealed pistol license openly brought a gun into a high school concert. Current Michigan law allows any resident who has a concealed pistol license to legally openly carry a gun into a school.

The new policy now allows administrators to ask anyone, other than law enforcement officials, to leave the school property if the person is carrying a gun. The administrator will then call police. “There may be potential risks, but we are willing to stay together and address those risks on behalf of children,” said Trustee Susan Baskett. “We don’t tolerate guns or weapons.”

Prior to the board vote several people spoke in support of and against toughening the weapons policy.

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