Editorial: Keep guns in hands of police at schools

The wisdom of an Indiana law that leaves the question of who should be armed on school campuses to local districts has been underlined by the reaction of local authorities to proposals that teachers be allowed to carry guns.

While legislators in other states have proposed arming teachers in an effort to protect their students in the event of an incident similar to the tragedy in Newtown, Conn., this past December, Indiana state law holds out that possibility but cedes the ultimate decision to local districts.

Officials with school corporations have taken a reasonable approach in limiting possession of weaponry to police officers on local campuses, noting it is best to leave gun handling in the hands of experts.

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