A Democratic candidate for governor is floating the idea of hiring veterans to provide armed security in Illinois schools.
Tio Hardiman says just the presence of those veterans would be a deterrent for shooters… and believes they would be uniquely qualified to detect and defend against threats.
Hardiman estimates the cost of his idea would be $10-20 million annually but says those numbers would have to be fleshed out.
He suggested the concept during Wednesday’s Democratic governor debate heard live here on WMAY. Watch the replay of the democratic forum below.