Indiana Senate Passes Bill That Requires Training For Armed School Staff


INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA — Passing 42-7, the Senate threw a bill into motion that would require armed school staff to complete an initial training course that would allow them to carry on school grounds, as well as additional training each year.

The bill provides a training framework for Indiana schools that can already under current law authorize handguns in schools.

Those who volunteer to participate would have to take 40 hours of initial training and renew every year with another 16 hours.


Last year, supporters of the 2nd Amendment stalled the bill because of their concerns with mandatory training requirements.

Current law allows faculty to be armed without required training.

The bill now heads to the House.

We always push training on armed citizens, as we can never be too prepared to defend ourselves with our firearm. In this instance, do you feel that training should be a requirement if a teacher wants to carry a firearm while on campus? Let us know in the comments below.

About the Author

Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Springfield Armory Hellcat OSP, with a Shield Sights RMSC Red Dot, that holds Hornady 165 gr FTX Critical Defense rounds, and rides comfortably in a Vedder Holsters ComfortTuck IWB holster.

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