New gun law goes into effect on Tuesday

Guns in cars on school property
Guns in cars on school property

EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - Supporters of a new law that goes into effect on Tuesday say it will keep people who carry guns in their cars from unknowingly breaking the law when they drive onto school property.

But some education officials aren't sure the new law is a good idea, saying it send a mixed message to society.

The Indiana bill, passed earlier this year, allows individuals to have guns on school property if they are hidden in a locked vehicle.

If a gun is found in plain sight, the individual will be charged with a misdemeanor.

Current law allows police to charge someone with a felony if they carry a gun onto school property.

The change will only exempt a parked car.

Individuals will still be banned from carrying guns into schools.

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