All Indiana teachers would have to undergo a criminal background check every five years under a legislative proposal gaining momentum at the Statehouse.
The Indiana Department of Education wants schools to background check all staff, including volunteers and coaches.
Indiana law only requires background checks at time of employment and only for fully licensed educators.
The sister of one of the Newtown victims is calling on Congress to support gun control as part of a nationwide bus tour that passed through Indiana Thursday.
The groups say stronger background checks would help prevent shootings like the one that took place in Newtown, Conn.