Letter: Allowing guns on school property dangerous idea

 Rod Gardin

superintendent, East Porter County School Corp.


To the editor:

Dear Sen. (Jim) Tomes:

I have been following Senate Bill 229 and have a number of questions for you. First, why is it necessary to allow people to bring guns on school property? For years we have worked to improve the safety and security of our students and staff. I do not understand how allowing people to have guns on school property is useful in any manner.

What instances have occurred around the state making it necessary to allow firearms on school property? It has been stated in news reports that the change is necessary so parents who are dropping their children off at school and inadvertently have a firearm in the car are not charged with a felony.

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