The North Judson-San Pierre School Board members received information on a firearms policy during their meeting Tuesday night.
There was no action, but Superintendent Lynn Johnson said it’s law and a policy should be put into place at the school.
“State law permits a person who may legally possess a firearm to maintain that firearm if it is locked in a person’s trunk, kept in the glove compartment in the person’s locked vehicle or stored out of plain sight,” Johnson explained. “The exception does not apply to students unless it’s a student who is a member of a shooting sports team. I will never make that recommendation so it’s not students here. That is state law. You can still make the decision that they’re not allowed in the building or on the property except in a locked vehicle.”
Other schools are making decisions on whether or not to have a recognized school official armed with a firearm. At least one North Judson-San Pierre School Board member appeared to be against that idea, but will take up the issue when they meet on Tuesday, July 15 at 7 p.m. in the administration building on the school’s campus.