Peoria Public Radio Staff
Fri February 7, 2014
Lawmakers urged to form school security task force
The group would research best practices and report on ways Illinois schools might avoid the unthinkable.But only a handful of the committee members were appointed, no meetings were held, and no suggestions were made by the January first deadline.
Advocates like Robert Bernat, a doctor from Highland Park, say planning is essential.
"The government's first duty is to safeguard the lives of its citizens, particularly the most vulnerable among us."
Bernat traveled to Springfield this week to urge lawmakers to try again.