Bill funding teacher handgun training head to governor

Proposed legislation championed by State Rep. Jim Lucas, a Seymour Republican, to fund handgun training for teachers is heading to Governor Eric Holcomb’s desk.

The bill passed the Indiana Senate on a 41-to-8 vote Wednesday after changes made to the measure were approved by House lawmakers. If Holcomb signs it into law, teachers will have the option to get 40 hours of gun training. School districts in Indiana are already allowed to approve armed teachers, but there is no training required for that to happen.

Earlier this month, Lucas said he is not asking teachers to carry in their classroom, but that he wants them to be able to defend themselves in the event they may have to.

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