High School Posts Conceal Carry Ban Warning

Signs outside Deerfield and Highland Park High School warn anyone with a conceal firearm permit to leave their guns elsewhere.

Signs at Deerfield High School warn people guns are not allowed.
Signs at Deerfield High School warn people guns are not allowed.

With the concealed carrying of firearms legal in Illinois in 2014, Highland Park and Deerfield High Schools have already posted signs warning people to keep their guns off school property as required under the new law.

Guns are not permitted in schools or school grounds and warning signs must be posted under the new law, according to Township High School District 113 Communications Director Melinda Vajdic.

“The sign is to make clear that firearms are prohibited, and even citizens with a Concealed Carry License are prohibited from bringing a firearm onto school grounds,” Vajdic said. The signs make it clear people and vehicles are subject to search by school officials.

Signs are also posted at all Deerfield Public Schools District 109 elementary and middle schools and North Shore School District 112 plans to erect the placards before students return from winter break, according to Communications Director Andi Rosen.

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D'skidoc December 30, 2013 at 06:45 PM
I agree that your buns should be concealed if you plan on entering the school, but doesn't anyone f'ing proofread anymore?
Walter White December 30, 2013 at 07:28 PM
One more blow to Dave Greenberg's master plan to get guns into the schools.
Vortex December 31, 2013 at 12:16 AM
That sign isn't worth the aluminum it's printed on. Licensed permit holders may legally drive into the parking lot and secure their sidearm in their car, it's part of the safe harbor provision of the law passed last summer.
DrK December 31, 2013 at 08:32 AM
Thank God! That sign will definitely deter the criminals.
Eric Pelot December 31, 2013 at 07:23 PM
This article is incorrect in saying that school officials may search my car. It's my car & I have the legal right to carry my firearm while inside my vehicle - even in the parking lot of the school!
Dan Cox December 31, 2013 at 07:47 PM
"Safe Harbor" Illinois State Conceal Carry Law... Pre-Emption over any municipal law in regards to guns.
RB January 01, 2014 at 07:09 PM
The parking lot and school are not in the public domain. They can search all cars if they want. More of these signs need to be posted. Too bad we can't have one at the entrance to Deerfield. Somehow just because 49 other States have concealed carry our State was forced to implement it. The more restrictive the better. Once a few soccer moms get pulled over and asked if they are carrying a weapon maybe we'll revisit the whole issue. Gang members will be legally carrying guns now, even if they have several previous convictions. How'd we ever manage without them?
Dan Cox January 01, 2014 at 08:13 PM
RB, why do you insist on spreading incorrect information? It was a Federal Appeals Court Victory and later an Illinois Supreme Court ruling that found the Illinois Ban on Conceal Carry to be UnConstitutional. It was called the Moore v. State of Illinois case. Now for anyone that wants to know the truth about the Conceal Carry Law, you can go to the Illinois State Police website and you will find out that it is not easy to become a Conceal Carry License holder. You will also find out that no gang banger is going to get a CCW License, they are criminals and are not going to get through the vetting process, which includes background checks and the Police can disqualify anyone that they have had contact with! I will be very proud to show the Police that I can legally carry a loaded gun, just like them, here is my CCW License Officer and yes, that is a Model 1911 .45 ACP.
Dan January 02, 2014 at 01:10 PM
Good grief. Folks like RB a couple of posts up are ruining this country.
McCloud January 02, 2014 at 04:35 PM
Gang members have always carried guns Einstein. Hilarious to see the naivety in some people.
DrK January 02, 2014 at 04:55 PM
Yes, but now they can carry them LEGALLY! I can see all the gangbangers lining up to get FOID cards and then getting fingerprinted so they can comply with the law...... either naïve or stupid.
Dan Cox January 02, 2014 at 06:02 PM
DrK, Please learn about the subject before commenting on it. Illinois has the most stringent review process of any state in the nation and an applicant can be declined by any law enforcement officer that has information that would show that the applicant is a danger to himself or others. You do not understand the level of vetting that a person must go through yet you make remarks that are not based on any information about the subject. ISP website has all of the details.
DrK January 02, 2014 at 06:19 PM
Dan Cox, I believe you missed the sarcasm in my post. I thought the ending phrase would indicate it. I fully understand how stringent the vetting process is and how ridiculously restrictive the CCW law is too. I have already been fingerprinted, have my digital ID, and will be taking the required courses this weekend to get my permit. Sadly, the advanced training I have received at a "gun school" is not recognized by the ISP, so I have to endure the entire 2 day, 16 hour process.
Dan Cox January 02, 2014 at 06:34 PM
DrK, sorry for the misunderstanding, BTW... Applications are being accepted as of today by the ISP Website.
Connor K Hendricks January 02, 2014 at 11:51 PM
Dan Cox is completely correct. RB needs to put down whatever Kool - aid he's drinking. The Kool - aid has already killed off too many brain cells. A person's vehicle, as per 430 ILCS 66, is an extension of their home and can be parked on school grounds. An authorized conceal carry license holder can exit the vehicle to secure the firearm, in the trunk if need be. This could be done in the middle of the day with thousands of people watching them and there is nothing the school or the police can legally do. If they do anything they will be sued. As for nonresidents of Illinois, they only need a concealed carry permit from their home state to do the same. I mention nonresidents because of the 200+ military families living within Highland Park High Schools boundaries. Many of those families have children attending Highland Park High School. Keep in mind that one of the benefits of being active duty military is free access to legal counsel for criminal charges. I'd love to see this.
Dan Cox January 03, 2014 at 12:07 AM


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