(AP) — An Indiana legislative committee has dropped a proposed
requirement that all public and charter schools have a gun-carrying
employee during school hours.
House Ways and Means Committee voted 16-7 on Tuesday to advance to the
full House the bill that keeps the provisions for armed civilians in the
schools, but allows school districts to decide each year whether they
want to opt out. The bill would keep those school district decisions
of having employees such as teachers or principals being armed say it
would lessen the vulnerability of schools to violent attacks such as the
December elementary school shooting in Connecticut.
of the proposal raised concerns about entrusting civilians with duties
best left to police officers.