Indiana Senate approves bill requiring training for armed teachers

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INDIANAPOLIS (WNDU) - A bill that would require personality screenings and gun training for teachers or school employees who want to carry guns on campus has passed the Indiana Senate.

State law says school districts can choose whether or not to allow guns on campus, and at least three have, with more considering it after a shooting last year at a middle school in Noblesville, according to our reporting partners at News Now Warsaw.

Democrats argued that teachers shouldn't have to consider having to shoot students they've taught all year and said that guns don't belong in school at all.

The bill is based on a training regimen already used by schools in Jay County, and the requirements of the bill would cost a school district about $1,000 to implement.