Guns now allowed in school parking lots

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Guns will be allowed in school parking lots in Indiana as long as you are properly licensed.

It is a bill that was signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Mike Pence.

Guns in school parking lots are only allowed if they are locked in a vehicle and hidden from sight. Students are not allowed to leave guns in their cars unless they are members of a shooting club and have school permission.

Supporters of the bill say the new law protects parents, who were unknowingly committing a felony by bringing their guns with them to pick up their children. Opponents argue the new law is dangerous and makes it easier for school shootings to happen.

West Lafayette Superintendent Rocky Killion was unavailable for an interview Wednesday evening, but told News 18 he opposes the new law. He said lawmakers should focus on other issues like early childhood development. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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