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    Emporia High School security guard Jeff Illk keeps an eye on students boarding the school busses as they head home after classes Monday afternoon.

Arming school security guards in Emporia, Kansas for USA Today

Written By , 10 years ago

Last week I traveled to Emporia, Kansas to work on a story about the school district vote to allow school security guards (who qualify) to carry handguns at school during the school day.  

USA Today reporter Judy Keen and I were introduced to one of the two qualified security officers in the school district, Jeff Illk, to see what life was like in the days before the rules change.

Here is a link to Judy Keen’s story.  You can see some of the photographs I shot for the story on that link too.

Below, is a video I edited from the time I spent with Illk.

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