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"I think it's terrible," he said.
The second will require courts and law enforcement to report to public school principals when a student is detained for illegal gang activity. The law's goal is to monitor gang related crime.
"I think that it's going to help them tremendously. It's going to give them a lot of leverage that they didn't have before," explained
When asked about how the new legislation will help Rockford Public Schools RPS gave Eyewitness News this statement saying "gang violence isn't an issue in Rockford Public Schools."
But they did say RPS will implement any new laws to better protect students.
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