Parents of school-age children would be required to report their gun ownership to their child's school under a new bill proposed by Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City.
Chappelle-Nadal also sits on the Board of Education for the School District of University City. She will hold a news conference today to discuss Senate Bill 124.
According to a release from the Senator’s office Senate Bill 124 will make, “failing to prevent illegal firearm possession, it creates the offense of negligent storage of a firearm and it requires a parent or guardian enrolling a child in school to notify the school district or the governing body of a private or charter school that the parent or guardian owns a firearm.”
To read the entire text of the bill, click here.
The bill comes just over a month after a 12-year-old Brittany Woods Middle School student was killed in a shooting at a friend's home. Demetri Phillips was killed after he and a friend found a gun under a pillow.
KSDK spoke to parents at Maplewood-Richmond Heights High School, most of whom expressed concern about reporting gun ownership to their child's school authorities.
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