Ill. School Safety Legislation Stalled in Committee

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. —School safety legislation spurred by the 2008 stabbing of an Elgin High School teacher by a student has stalled in an Illinois Senate criminal law committee.

The bill’s sponsor, State Rep. Carol Sente, said she is considering narrowing the scope of the bill in hopes it will pass, the Daily Herald reports. In its current form, the bill would allow police to give an administrator or teacher notice if authorities thought a person’s misconduct outside of school could be an indicator of future school violence.

Members of the Senate Criminal Law Committee want to exclude some misdemeanors from what police could share with school officials, Sente said.

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