Indiana does not permit any person, including a person licensed to carry a handgun, to possess a firearm in or on:

  • School property (including private schools and preschools1); or
  • Property that is being used by a school for a school function or on a school bus.2

However, a person who is specifically authorized by a school board may carry a concealed firearm on school property.3

See our Guns in Schools policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.

  1. See Ind. Code Ann. § 35-41-1-24.7 for a definition of “school property”. ⤴︎
  2. Ind. Code Ann. § 35-47-9-2. In Indiana, a student who is identified as bringing a firearm to school or on school property, or in possession of a firearm on school property, shall be expelled for at least one calendar year. Ind. Code Ann. § 20-33-8-16(d). The school superintendent may, on a case by case basis, modify the period of expulsion for a student who is expelled under this section. Ind. Code Ann. § 20-33-8-16(e). ⤴︎
  3. Ind. Code Ann. § 35-47-9-1(a). ⤴︎