Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a law requiring the state’s schools to hold safety drills that include practicing responses to a possible school shooting. Quinn says the law he signed yesterday increases school safety in the wake of December's mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut. Schools already conduct at least six drills a year, including for severe weather.
Now, law enforcement officials also must include preparation for a potential shooting. The law takes effect immediately and applies to each school building where classes are held.