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Indiana May Require Guns in All Schools

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A bill is being considered in the Indiana legislature that would required an armed and trained officer or staff member on site in every public school in the state.

The measure passed in the House Education Committee, which added the provision to Senate Bill 1. The bill was originally meant to give schools grants to hire school resource officers.

The new language requires that someone in a school carry a gun and it says that a stun gun or other weapon can’t be a substitute. It also requires that the person designated to carry the gun must undergo law enforcement training.

Schools would be required to designate a school safety specialist and create a safety plan for the entire school corporation.

The bill now moves to the House Ways and Means committee.

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