Contact Us

Indiana Committee Drops Bill to Mandate Armed School Employees

Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Armed officials will not be required in Indiana schools.

According to reports, an Indiana legislative committee made the decision earlier this morning to back off on a proposed bill that would require all public and charter schools to have at least one armed employee on campus while school is in session.

In a vote of 16-7, the House Ways and Means Committee democratically decided to maintain the current provisions for armed citizens, while allowing school districts the power to determine whether armed employees are needed.

If the bill had would have become law, Indiana would have become the first state in the country to make it a requirement for schools to employee armed personnel. As it stands, the decision to have armed security will lie in the hands of the individual school districts.

While supporters of the bill believe that having armed employees in schools would deter gun violence, critics say armed security is best left to law enforcement.

Best of NewsTalk 1280 WGBF

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://newstalk1280.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Newstalk VIPs quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Newstalk VIPs contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.