Holcomb wants to boost funding for school safety

It contains recommendations made by a special working group that he convened.

Posted: Aug 10, 2018 5:29 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb wants to improve student safety by boosting funding for security improvements and school resource officers.

That's according to a report released Friday. It contains recommendations made by a special working group that he convened.

The Republican also says he wants every school in the state to conduct active shooter drills and wants to expand students' access to mental health services.

The working group conducted a survey of schools officials, teachers, first responders and security experts to help develop the recommendations.

Republican legislative leaders have said boosting school safety will be a top priority during the next legislative session.

State finance officials say they are working on finding a way to pay for it.

(Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Article Comments

Fort Wayne
Scattered Clouds
76° wxIcon
Hi: 83° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 76°
Angola
Clear
68° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 68°
Huntington
Clear
73° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 73°
Decatur
Broken Clouds
73° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 73°
Van Wert
Broken Clouds
73° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 73°
Partly Sunny Tuesday
WFFT Radar
WFFT Temperatures
WFFT National

Community Events