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School District Sued for Banning Weapons

Probably the last thing you'd want in your kids' school is weaponry, and that's the policy at public schools in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

But now a gun owners' group and an Ann Arbor parent have sued the school district over its policy to keep weapons off school grounds unless carried by law enforcement, according to CBS Detroit.

A group called Michigan Gun Owners and parent Ulysses Wong filed the lawsuit this week against Ann Arbor Public Schools and Superintendent Janice Swift, stating the policy is a violation of state law that allows for concealed weapons, as well as the U.S. Constitution's second amendment.

"Our ideal situation is that the Ann Arbor school district, and any other school district, that thinks they can pass and enact their own laws to circumvent the state law that they will be set straight in their ways in the state court system," Michigan Gun Owners President Mike Borders told WWJ Newsradio 950.

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Still, the district school board remains resolute in their policy to ban weapons on school grounds.

"I'm pleased that we have approved a policy that will protect students and if tested in court we will be able to defend successfully," said School Board Trustee Andy Thomas.

The decision to ban weapons at Ann Arbor schools was made after someone brought a concealed firearm to a school concert. Joshua Wade, who has a concealed pistol license, brought a gun into Pioneer High School during a choir performance and a disruption ensued.

School officials said they'd expected a lawsuit from the decision and are prepared to take the issue to court.

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