School Safety

Lauren Chapman / IPB News

Teachers who want to carry guns in schools would have to undergo 40 hours of training under a bill approved by the Senate this week.

Zach Herndon / WFIU/WTIU News

Legislation advancing in the Senate would require teachers who carry guns in school to undergo training, including specialized weapons training and behavioral assessments.

Jeanie Lindsay / IPB News

More districts are hiring law enforcement to increase security in schools and can use state funding to do so, but lawmakers are debating what sort of training officers need before working around students. 

Lauren Chapman / IPB News

The state has approved a new round of school safety grant funding for Indiana schools. The money will go to 429 schools through the state’s Secured School Safety Grant program. Last year 388 schools received funding through the program. 

Muncie Student Arrested With Gun Across From High School

Aug 8, 2019
StateImpact Indiana

Police in Muncie say they arrested a 15-year-old student with a gun across the street from the city’s high school on Wednesday afternoon.

Chase Winkle with Muncie Police Department says within minutes of a tip coming in from a school resource officer, a white male across the street from Muncie Central High School was found and arrested.

The juvenile student had a loaded handgun.  He’d left classes earlier Wednesday and Winkle says school resource officers had “dealt with him earlier in the day.”  He didn’t have details about what happened inside the school building.

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