Indiana House Turns Aside School Guns Proposal Created by kblakeslee on 4/11/2013 4:25:06 PM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ The Indiana House has pulled the plug on a proposal that aimed to have all the state's public and charter schools consider having gun-carrying employees at their schools.
House members in a voice vote approved without dissent a Republican amendment that stripped mentions of the armed employees proposal from a bill on school security. The amendment added a provision for a new state school safety board to review training and other issues surrounding the possibility of arming school staffers and submit a report to the Legislature.
Republican and Democratic legislators applauded after the vote that diffused an issue that first emerged last week when a House committee advanced a proposal that would've required all schools to authorize armed employees such as teachers or principals.