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Michigan Supreme Court To Hear Guns In Schools Case

Michigan Supreme Court Building - file photo. Photo by Cheyna Roth, The Michigan Public Radio Network
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(MPRN-Lansing) The Michigan Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether schools can legally ban guns. The lawsuits were filed by gun rights groups.

Two gun rights groups are challenging firearm bans in Ann Arbor and Clio, but other school districts have similar policies.

Chris Wigent is with the Michigan Association of School Administrators. He says superintendents and principals have a responsibility to make sure students are safe and feel safe.

“We can’t educate them if they don’t feel safe.”

Tom Lambert of Michigan Open Carry says gun bans only affect people who follow the rules.

“All you’re doing is leaving me vulnerable, and, more importantly, leaving our kids vulnerable.”

His group is challenging school gun bans. The Supreme Court will hear arguments and make a decision sometime next year.

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