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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.

      

Before becoming the newest Capitol reporter for the Michigan Public Radio Network, Cheyna Roth was an attorney. She spent her days fighting it out in court as an assistant prosecuting attorney for Ionia County. Eventually, Cheyna took her investigative and interview skills and moved on to journalism. She got her masters at Michigan State University and was a documentary filmmaker, podcaster, and freelance writer before finding her home with NPR. Very soon after joining MPRN, Cheyna started covering the 2016 presidential election, chasing after Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and all their surrogates as they duked it out for Michigan. Cheyna also focuses on the Legislature and criminal justice issues for MPRN. Cheyna is obsessively curious, a passionate storyteller, and an occasional backpacker. Follow her on Twitter at @Cheyna_R
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