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Cochran: New state law requires school shooting drills

A recently passed law hopes to better prepare students in Illinois for a school shooting by requiring training drills in schools, similar to fire and tornado drills. The bill’s sponsor, Sen. Jacqueline Collins (D-Chicago), tells Steve about the new law.


Surrounded by children from various schools, and left, State Rep. Jacqueline Collins at Percy Julian Middle school, Monday, July 1, 2013, in Oak Park, Gov. Pat Quinn, stands after signing a new law that requires all Illinois schools to hold active safety drills with local law enforcement officials. (Antonio Perez / Chicago Tribune)


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