Gun training for teachers?

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A bill that would create a state-funded handgun training program for teachers is moving forward in the State Legislature.

The Indiana House approved the bill earlier this month. It's now in the Senate where it's expected to get approval later today or tomorrow.

It would then be sent to Gov. Eric Holcomb's desk for his signature.

The bill would pay for training when teachers voluntarily receive it. The training would not be required.

Supporters of the bill say the optional training could help teachers protect themselves and students if necessary.

Opponents have argued that allowing more guns in the schools just makes the situation more dangerous.

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