LaSalle News Tribune | LaSalle, IL
Due to weather related issues, in some areas there may be delayed deliveries of your Monday issue of the NewsTribune.
If road conditions are severe enough, your delivery person may not be able to deliver your NewsTribune at all on Monday.
In this case, your Monday edition will be delivered with your Tuesday newspaper.
We ask you to be understanding for the safety of our carriers.

You can view Tuesday's newspaper online at

home : news : north central illinois   June 24, 2016

12/18/2013 5:52:00 AM
La Salle School Board balks at concealed-carry issue

Rachel Stella
Media Editor

The La Salle Elementary School District 122 board on Tuesday examined the first reading of an exception to the prohibition of firearms on school property.

Under the amended policy, with one exception, a license to carry a firearm does not permit an individual to carry a concealed firearm on or into any building, real property or parking area under the control of an elementary or secondary school, or any bus paid for in whole or part with public funds.

The exception states that an individual licensed to carry a concealed firearm under the Illinois Firearm Concealed Carry Act is permitted to carry a concealed firearm within a vehicle into a parking area controlled by a school or district, and may store a firearm or ammunition concealed in a case within a locked vehicle or locked container out of plain view within the vehicle in the parking area.

La Salle schools superintendent Dan Marenda said he wanted to look at making the policy more restrictive than the exception would allow.

“I personally am very uncomfortable with the idea that people can carry guns onto the parking lot,” Marenda said.

The board is expected to vote on the policy at its next meeting, scheduled for Jan. 21, 2014.

Reader Comments

Posted: Thursday, December 19, 2013
Article comment by: fosterbw99

Mr. Merenda needs to do his homework on the law. He and the schoolboard cannot change the provisions of the concealed carry act. Furthermore, he has no reason to fear legal permit holders.

Login to your account:
Remember me
Login reminder
  If you'd like to comment on this article, please log in or click here to subscribe.


Subscription Login

For the Record (6-25-16): Newstip, Police Reports, Marriage Licenses
Updated: 6/24/2016 9:58:00 PM
Venezuelan crisis hits home in the Illinois Valley
Updated: 6/24/2016 1:49:00 PM
Was it sex assault or murder-for-hire?
Torres' case moves toward jury trial
'We probably could have sold 150-200 more banners'
Celebrate La Salle opens in full swing

Illinois Valley Events
      1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30    

Photo GalleryVideo LibraryMagazinesDealsAbout UsAP Terms of UseAdvertise With UsExtra Content

Copyright 2016 NewsTribune, LaSalle, Illinois. All rights reserved.

Software © 1998-2016 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved