With the concealed carrying of firearms legal in Illinois in 2014, Highland Park and Deerfield High Schools have already posted signs warning people to keep their guns off school property as required under the new law.
Guns are not permitted in schools or school grounds and warning signs must be posted under the new law, according to Township High School District 113 Communications Director Melinda Vajdic.
“The sign is to make clear that firearms are prohibited, and even citizens with a Concealed Carry License are prohibited from bringing a firearm onto school grounds,” Vajdic said. The signs make it clear people and vehicles are subject to search by school officials.
Signs are also posted at all Deerfield Public Schools District 109 elementary and middle schools and North Shore School District 112 plans to erect the placards before students return from winter break, according to Communications Director Andi Rosen.