Sandy Hook Elementary School http://wfpl.org en Stripped-Down School Safety Bill Clears Indiana House http://wfpl.org/post/stripped-down-school-safety-bill-clears-indiana-house <p></p><p>The Indiana House of Representatives has approved the creation of a state grant program to help school districts hire police officers and buy safety equipment.</p><p>Lawmakers removed a provision that would have required all public schools to have a gun-carrying employee on site during school hours.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">That amendment from Republican Rep. Jim Lucas was taken out after concerns were raised about training standards and the safety of having non-police officers carrying guns in schools.</span></p> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 18:47:11 +0000 Rick Howlett & Associated Press 4984 at http://wfpl.org Stripped-Down School Safety Bill Clears Indiana House McConnell: Too Early to Say if Congress Will Consider More Gun Control Measures http://wfpl.org/post/mcconnell-too-early-say-if-congress-will-consider-more-gun-control-measures <p>Kentucky’s senior U.S. Senator says it will be up to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to decide whether the chamber will consider new gun control measures when the new Congress convenes in January.</p><p>The national debate on gun control has been re-ignited in the wake of last week's deadly shooting rampage at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.</p> Wed, 19 Dec 2012 21:01:53 +0000 Kentucky Public Radio's Dan Conti 3054 at http://wfpl.org McConnell: Too Early to Say if Congress Will Consider More Gun Control Measures