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Michigan Supreme Court: Schools Can Ban Guns on School Property

On Friday, July 27, 2018, the Michigan Supreme Court issued its Opinion in a suit involving gun rights groups versus the Ann Arbor Public Schools and Clio Area School District that challenged the schools’ policies banning guns on school grounds.  Four of the seven justices were in agreement on upholding the previous Michigan Court of Appeals decisions affirming both school districts' right to enforce their weapons bans.

The Court held that the Michigan Legislature has the authority to preempt school districts from adopting policies like the ones at issue that regulate firearms on school property, but not only has the Legislature not done so, it has expressed its intent not to preempt such regulation.

Lexis Advance® subscribers can access the full opinion at:  Mich. Gun Owners, Inc. v. Ann Arbor Pub. Sch., 2018 Mich. LEXIS 1568

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Author:  Gabriela Nolen, Lexis-Nexis Case Law Editor

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