News From Terre Haute, Indiana

April 10, 2013

Indiana schools chief dissatisfied with guns bill

Associated Press

---- — INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s state schools superintendent says she still has concerns about a legislative proposal calling for school districts to consider allowing gun-carrying employees at their schools.

A bill pending in the Indiana House would require local school boards to decide every year whether to have employees such as teachers or principals undergo training and then carry guns.

Democratic schools superintendent Glenda Ritz said today she was glad a House committee dropped provisions that would’ve mandated all schools have an armed person on hand. But Ritz says school boards would face a cumbersome requirement of having to seek a state waiver every year if they don’t want armed employees.

Ritz says she believes school security decisions should be made by local school officials.

— Associated Press