Teachers who want to carry guns in schools would have to undergo 40 hours of training under a bill approved by the Senate this week.
The measure now heads to the House, where similar legislation died last year.
The bill requires training in weapons, legal ramifications, 911 calls and a mental health evaluation. It also requires 16 hours of renewal training each year.
But Sen. Mark Stoops (D-Bloomington) doesn’t want more guns in schools at all.
“What we’re going to get is a number of well-meaning amateurs who are going to be armed in schools,” Stoops says.