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September 27, 2013

Ind. sheriff leery of armed teachers

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Mahan, a former Blackford County sheriff, said he doesn’t want the state to require armed personnel in every school.

Sen. Tim Skinner, D-Terre Haute, said he didn’t believe schools would be safer with people other than trained officers carrying guns and that he was glad to hear law-enforcement officials saying the same thing.

“The committee needs affirmation that it’s not a good idea to arm teachers or staff,” said Skinner, a retired high school teacher. “Unfortunately, there are communities around the state where people think it is a good idea to let teachers be armed.”

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