In Reno County, voters approved plans for a new entrance at the courthouse years ago. But construction never began because the sheriff and county commissioners couldn’t agree on how much to spend. It was just in the past couple weeks that they came to a compromise, allowing the project to move forward.
“A courthouse is a place where people that can’t get along, people that violate the law, are brought to one room together, and talk about bad things about each other,” said Reno County Sheriff Randy Henderson. “So what better place for violence to take place than a place like that.”
Visitors are currently able to walk through the building entrance without being checked for weapons. Their only warning that things like guns are prohibited is a sign posted outside.
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