Ann Arbor School Leader Reacts To State Supreme Court Ruling About Guns On School Property

Jul 27, 2018

Ann Arbor Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jeanice Swift.
Credit Lisa Barry

Schools in Michigan can ban guns on their property, following a ruling from the state Supreme Court.

89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry spoke to Ann Arbor Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jeanice Swift to get her reaction to the ruling.

Ann Arbor Public Schools' Superintendent Dr. Jeanice Swift is pleased with today’s State Supreme Court ruling, allowing districts in the state to ban guns on school property.  The decision affirms a lower court ruling that allowed districts to create “weapon-free school zones.”  Ann Arbor school superintendent Dr. Jeanice Swift says this is a defining moment for the state of Michigan and its schools.

“We work with children beginning around age 2 and 3 all the way through high school.  Children now can come to school without worrying that guns will be carried into the school,” says Dr. Swift.

She says today's ruling will allow them to keep the classroom sacred to teaching and learning.

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