With over 40 school districts in neighboring Ohio (as well as school districts in states from Texas and Utah) allowing teachers to carry permitted concealed handguns, the West Clark School District in Indiana will hold a meeting on Thursday to consider the issue.
The Indiana Department of Education does not require districts to share whether one or more teachers have access to firearms in the classrooms, and many times, school safety protocols are not made public for security reasons, said department spokeswoman Samantha Hart.
Many Indiana schools considered arming teachers after the December 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, said Central Noble Community Schools Superintendent Alan Middleton, who led Prairie Heights School Corporation in northeast Indiana before joining Central Noble earlier this year. Central Noble attracted media attention for its 2013 proposal to arm teachers, Middleton said, although Prairie Heights contemplated something similar. . . .
Here is some information on insurance premiums for schools that allow students to carry concealed handguns. Here is also some information on state laws, though California is no longer on the list because of a change in their laws this year.
UPDATE: Another school district in Texas has just approved teachers being able to carry concealed handguns at school.
The station reported that the teachers who carry guns would be selected by the district and would only carry a firearm if they wanted to. The weapons would be provided by the district. Other Texas school districts have approved similar measures. . . .