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Criminal Justice & Legal System

Mich. Supreme Court: Schools can ban guns

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Michigan school districts can ban guns on school grounds. The Michigan Supreme Court announced its decision Friday.

Ann Arbor and Clio school districts have policies that prohibit firearms on school property unless the person has a concealed pistol license.

Pro-gun advocacy groups and some parents of kids at those schools filed lawsuits. They said state law prevents these types of policies.

The court says state lawmakers could prevent school districts from banning guns on their school grounds – but they haven’t. 

“These are straightforward cases," the court wrote. "The Legislature has, expressly, restricted some but not all local governments from regulating firearms.”

And schools, the court says, are not on that list.

      

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