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Proposal To Require Armed Guards In All Indiana Schools Not A Done Deal


A proposal to require all public and charter schools in Indiana to have an employee carrying a loaded gun during school hours appears to be losing momentum in the Statehouse.

The Indiana House Ways and Means Committee took brief testimony Monday on the bill that was endorsed last week by another House panel.

Supporters of the requirement say it would lessen the vulnerability of schools to violent attacks.

Those that are against the idea say that guns in schools would not insure safety.

Indiana would become the first state to require armed school employees if the bill becomes law.

Here in Vigo County, yesterday was the first day back from spring break. 

It was also the first day of having an armed guard in every school.

Those guards are current or former law enforcement officers.

The Vigo County School Corporation, City of Terre Haute and Vigo County are spitting the cost.