You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Local

  • Coats' staff holding office hours in 3 area counties
    A representative from Sen. Dan Coats' office will be in Kosciusko and Wabash counties on Friday and Wells County on Monday to meet with residents to help with any problems they may be experiencing with a federal agency.
  • Hamilton Road closed Thursday
    Hamilton Road between Branstrator and Indianapolis roads will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday to repair a storm sewer, the Allen County Highway Department said today.
  • Bull Rapids Road work rescheduled
    Bull Rapids Road between Old U.S. 24 and the Woodburn city limits will be closed from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday for road work, the Allen County Highway Department said today.
Advertisement

Central Noble Community Schools considers arming teachers

ALBION, Ind. (AP) — Officials in a northeastern Indiana county are considering arming teachers in the aftermath of the shooting spree at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

The Central Noble (County) School Board voted Tuesday night to consider the proposal by Sheriff Doug Harp. Harp has delivered the same proposal to the East and West Noble School districts northwest of Fort Wayne.

Under the plan, officials would choose up to four teachers in each school to undergo firearms training and be appointed as special deputies. The teachers' authority would be limited to school buildings.

Harp says arming teachers is more economical than paying school security officers. A donor has offered to provide the guns.

The Central Noble board meets next on Feb. 19. No timeline for a decision was discussed.

Advertisement