Armed Officers may be Coming to Illinois College
Illinois Valley Community College is just one of the community colleges across the country considering the option of arming security guards on campus. IVCC president Jerry Corcoran told the News Tribune that the upcoming retirement of current Safety Services Director Ken Sangston prompted the idea. Corcoran said, "We're seeing a trend among community colleges across the state where they have armed security. IVCC is like a small city…so if there's an opportunity to raise the bar for security we should explore it."
Texas has become a major battleground for the rights to bear arms at college, due to its pro-gun stance and enormous college system, according to a report at the Houston Chronicle. More than half the lawmakers in the state favor the bill, and Governor Rick Perry is expected to sign it into law.