Illinois House Okays Plan Replacing School Armed Guards with Unarmed Mental Health Workers

The Illinois House passed a plan Friday to replace school armed guards with unarmed mental health workers.

On April 19, Breitbart News reported that House Democrats were pushing a plan that provided financial rewards for schools that hired therapists instead of armed guards.

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The AP reported that Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch’s (D-Westchester) HB4208 “would allow schools to apply to an optional grant if they promise to reallocate funding for school-based law enforcement to mental health services, including social workers.” They would also have the option of redirecting the funding to other non-security measures “designed to promote school safety and healthy environments.”

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