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Geneva Schools Post 'No Concealed Carry' Signs

The signs are required by the Firearm Concealed Carry Act.

The sign that is posted on all public entrances of Oswego 308 schools.
The sign that is posted on all public entrances of Oswego 308 schools.
When students go back to school on Wednesday, you may notice a new sign at the front door.

On Jan. 5, firearm owners in Illinois were allowed to apply for a license for conceal carry. The Firearm Concealed Carry Act (430 ILCS 66) identifies 25 areas where concealed firearms are prohibited, including schools.

The law requires schools to post a sign, provided by the Illinois State Police, that states that carrying firearms into the building is prohibited.

Illinois’ concealed carry law was passed in 2013 and allows individuals to apply for licenses to carry a concealed firearm. However, carrying a concealed weapon is prohibited in school buildings or on school property, according to the law (430 ILCS 66/).


Message from Superintendent Dr. Kent Mutchler


The safety of our students is always a top priority in Geneva School District. We take very seriously our responsibility to ensure the safety of your child every day. Each of our schools has a plan in place to handle emergency situations, and our staff has made great strides in recent years to increase security at our buildings. 

Beginning this December, you will likely see more evidence of this commitment to security in the form of “no concealed carry” signs posted around our campuses.

Illinois’ concealed carry law was passed in 2013 and allows individuals to apply for licenses to carry a concealed firearm. However, carrying a concealed weapon is prohibited in school buildings or on school property, according to the law (430 ILCS 66/). 

In an effort to keep our students safe and to be in compliance with state law, we will be displaying the Illinois State Police issued signs shown in this notice on our school doors to remind those with concealed carry licenses that firearms are not permitted in Geneva School District’s buildings or on school grounds.

We value parent participation in our schools and thank you both for your cooperation with this security measure and for your commitment to safety in Geneva’s schools.

Dr. Kent Mutchler
Superintendent of Schools



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Alan Cohen January 07, 2014 at 06:40 PM
May as well put a bulls eye on the school building. It is a known fact that gun free zones attract criminals with guns that don't care about the law. Good Luck!
Robert January 08, 2014 at 08:09 AM
First siting of such sign for me was at Egg Harbor, Geneva. Switched weekend breakfast routine and enjoyed nice meal at other local breakfast restaurant. Got no problem with businesses making such a decision. The CC customer just adjusts their shopping routine if need be.
Bob Engel January 08, 2014 at 10:15 AM
Where can I get one for my house? FYI, if I know anyone is carrying I will leave their company. Why be around someone who can kill you or your family on a whim?
Mike Bruno January 08, 2014 at 10:33 AM
Oddly I can't find a working download link on the Illinois State Police website. Try downloading this copy. You can print it out yourself (photo paper recommenced). Let me know if it works. https://www.dropbox.com/s/g82df2fgph3cmxb/No%20Guns%20Allowed.jpg
Mike January 08, 2014 at 12:04 PM
Bob, if that's your fear, I would suggest you stay off the roads, too.
hammerheadfl January 08, 2014 at 05:19 PM
If you have any questions regarding the CWP law or training contact www.e2c.us or 1-866-371-6111 and the Instructors at Equip 2 Conceal will be happy to help you.

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