Missouri students will have additional protections against school violence when they return to class this year, under a bill signed into law June 29 by Gov. Mel Carnahan.

The legislation, which becomes effective Aug. 28, expands the current ban on weapons in schools to include the entire campus, including playgrounds and activity facilities. Students who violate the law would be suspended for a year.

"School should be one of the safest places for


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