Indiana sheriff leery of armed teachers in schools


A county sheriff has told Indiana legislators he doesn't believe school security would be improved by having teachers or principals carrying guns.

Vigo County Sheriff Greg Ewing told a legislative committee Tuesday about how his department worked with Terre Haute's police department and others to put people trained as police officers in all schools in the county.

Legislators this year briefly considered a proposal that would've required schools to have a teacher or another employee carry a gun at all times.

The Tribune-Star reports Republican Rep. Alan Morrison of Terre Haute says he realizes Vigo County's plan won't work everywhere.

The Times of Munster reports GOP Rep. Kevin Mahan of Hartford City says he might support changing state law to protect someone using deadly force to prevent a school attack.

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