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MORE AT FOUR: Peoria board member shares insight on school safety in Springfield

Dan Walther discusses safety procedures, gun control laws and arming teachers

PEORIA - A Peoria Public Schools board member says there are several measure that should be done to boost school safety.

Dan Walther was on vacation in Florida when the deadly school shooting took place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14. A former student shot and killed 17 people, which has since propelled students across the nation to advocate for tougher gun laws.

"I don't want to be that school board member who has to look a parent in the face who just lost (a child) and say I didn't do everything I could," said Walther during an interview on WMBD News.

Last week, Walter represented the local teachers union during a House committee Springfield. He was asked to share preventative and protective measures from his experience in various school districts.

"We would like our school districts not to be soft targets."

Watch and hear what Walther believes can be done -- and current issues within the school district.



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