Illinois House to Replace School Security Officers with Social Workers
The state of Illinois passed a plan to replace armed security officers with unarmed social workers.
The Illinois House voted 64-25 to establish a grant program for schools who hire mental health professionals to secure the schools.
According to WIFR.com, police had objected to the idea because schools could only get money if they stopped funding police officers.
Republican Rep. Peter Breen of Lombard opposed the measure, said the WIFR.com report, saying that schools should hire more police officers to combat an epidemic of school shootings.
The plan goes to the Senate.