Indiana Moves Train Teachers How To Shoot Back, Defend Pupils

Indiana lawmakers approved a bill recently that would allow teachers and school staff to receive firearms training.

Under House Bill 1177, the state would pay for up to 40 hours of training provided by a qualified instructor. The training would be strictly voluntary for the teachers and staff members, but the school board or charter school would need to approve it. Teachers at nonpublic schools would also be eligible for the training.