Bill To Arm Teachers In Schools Moves On

The Indiana House and Senate could both vote this week on arming Hoosier teachers in schools.

Committees in both chambers have recommended gun training for schools who want to do it. The difference is where the money comes from.

The Senate version would make possible the use of state school safety grants. The House bill would let teachers apply for training grants directly from the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute.

Seymour State Representative Jim Lucas argues schools should be able to defend themselves in case of violence, instead of losing critical minutes waiting for police to arrive.