The Educational Safety and Security Center (ESSC) is being developed as a tool at assist administrators, teachers and other school service personnel in locating resources relevant to school safety and emergency response. As the ESSC will be adding training, guidance and resource features over the next several months, we encourage you to revisit this website periodically.
All schools are advised to work proactively with local public health departments, law enforcement, fire departments and community groups to ensure that safety planning and response is inclusive of all relevant community partners.
Clear and Present Danger
Clear and Present Danger Reporting
Pursuant to the Firearms Owners Identification (FOID) Card Act, when a student or other person demonstrates threatening physical or verbal behavior determined to pose a clear and present danger to themselves or others, school administrators must submit a report to the Illinois State Police within 24 hours of making the determination. This reporting process is intended to identify and prevent individuals who pose a clear and present danger from legally accessing firearms or firearm ammunition by revoking the individual’s FOID Card or preventing them from obtaining a FOID Card in the future. Reports should include specifics details, dates, and times, as well as the names and contact information of any witnesses.
Clear and Present Danger reporting portal can be found here. Submissions must be made by a school administrator, such as a principal or superintendent. If you have questions or concerns regarding Clear and Present Danger reporting please contact the Illinois State Police Office of Firearms Safety at:
ISP.OfficeofFirearmsSafety@illinois.gov. If the actions taking place require immediate police presence, please contact your local law enforcement agency immediately.
This procedure is a crucial tool to keep guns out of the hands of those who might use them to hurt themselves or our students and educators. For more information, please email