LSC school board considers firearm policy

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Lafayette school officials appear poised to not allow guns on their campuses, except for in the hands of school resource officers.

The LSC school board had its first discussion Tuesday evening in a work session about the district’s firearm policy.

No board member spoke up in favor of allowing them inside school buildings.

“I think it’s the best step because there doesn’t seem to be anything out there that documents that having more guns on campus by people who may have limited training are going to stop or contain a very unfortunate situation,” said LSC Superintendent Les Huddle.

Huddle adds that he hopes there’s never a shooting incident. But if there is, he wants to rely on the training of the resource officers and police.

The policy will come before the board for a vote in the next month or two.

As News 18 has already reported, the North White school board passed a policy earlier this month that allows administrators and school board members to carry guns as long as they meet several requirements including annual training.

The Twin Lakes and West Lafayette districts do not allow guns on campus.

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