The Journal Gazette
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 2:40 pm

State Senate passes gun bill for teachers

NIKI KELLY | The Journal Gazette

INDIANAPOLIS – All teachers authorized to carry guns in school would be forced to first undergo a personality screening and take firearms training under a bill that passed the Senate 32-14 today.

School districts already can allow teachers to carry under state law. But Senate Bill 1253 goes the next step and requires 38 hours of specialized weapons training to do so, as well as recurring training each year.

The personality inventory is meant to weed out teachers or staff who might not have the right temperament to carry in school.

"A vote against this bill is a vote for allowing teachers to carry guns in school without proper training," said Sen. Chris Garten, R-Charlestown.


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