New York Assemblywoman Jo Anne Simon, D- Brooklyn, asks questions during a public hearing Feb. 13 in Albany, New York. Saying “We want to stop tragedy before it happens,” Simon supported the bill that empowers schools to seek temporary removal of firearms by the courts from people believed to be a danger to themselves or others. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)

New York Assemblywoman Jo Anne Simon, D- Brooklyn, asks questions during a public hearing Feb. 13 in Albany, New York. Saying “We want to stop tragedy before it happens,” Simon supported the bill that empowers schools to seek temporary removal of firearms by the courts from people believed to be a danger to themselves or others. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)

NY schools first to have ‘red flag’ petition power on guns

Principals are now allowed to petition the court for an “extreme risk protection order.”

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