Indiana teacher gun training plan failing amid opposition


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A proposal for requiring annual training for teachers who carry guns inside Indiana schools faced opposition from gun-rights supporters as being too heavy-handed.

There was a disagreement over whether it infringed on gun rights.

The state Senate approved the bill this month. The bill specifies a 40-hour training program for teachers volunteering to be armed, and that they have 16 hours of additional training each year.

Teachers can be armed with the permission of their school districts, but the state doesn’t have any training requirements.

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(This story was originally published on Feb. 25, 2020)

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