Pence praised Indiana’s gun laws, one week before Noblesville school shooting

Pence praised Indiana's gun laws, one week before Noblesville school shooting

A student reacts to the shooting at Noblesville West Middle School Friday morning. Emma Kate Fittes, efittes@gannett.com A week before a student and a teacher were injured in today’s Noblesville West Middle School shooting , Vice President Mike Pence praised Indiana’s gun laws during a tax event in Indianapolis . "We call on states to follow the example of Indiana and give families in law enforcement the tools they need to help stop mass shootings before they happen," Pence said. "And we call on states to follow the example of Indiana and allowed qualified school personnel to carry concealed firearms." Indiana allows school teachers and administration to bring a firearm into a school, if the school board chooses to allow it. However, Noblesville School’s employee handbook doesn’t contain any policy stating that the district allows it. Karen and I are praying for the victims of the terrible shooting in Indiana. To everyone in the Noblesville community – you are on our hearts and in our prayers. Thanks for the swift response by Hoosier law enforcement and first responders. — Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) May 25, 2018 Jason Seaman, a teacher at Noblesville West Middle School, was shot after intervening to help stop the shooter , parents said. He and a teenage student were transported to a hospital and the suspect is in custody. At least one school in Indiana allows administration and school board members to carry firearms if they go through training, but the option is not […]

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