A shooter in the school – Less than a year after 20 children and six staff members were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Ct., that phrase should send a shiver down any parent’s spine. We’ll never know if a law like the one signed Monday in Oak Park would have saved any lives, but Gov. Pat Quinn says it can’t hurt to be prepared.
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The law, coming out of a “school safety summit” he convened in December massacre, requires a law enforcement drill in a school to address a suspected shooter in the building. The six drills schools are required to hold include a law enforcement drill but not that specific situation. “This is amending the law to provide for specific instructions to school districts and law enforcement with respect to shooting incidents,” Quinn said.