INDIANAPOLIS (WFFT) - Every school in the state is eligible for free hand-held metal detectors.
Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb made the announcement Monday afternoon.
Public, private and charter schools can get one detector for every 250 students.
This program is just one of several actions the state has taken in the last year ... including $5 million for schools.
"Controlling what comes into our school buildings is just one important part of keeping our schools safe, and our efforts to assist school corporations must be ongoing and evolving," Gov. Holcomb said. "Local officials are best positioned to determine their school safety needs and the measures that make sense for their students and communities, and—for many—these handheld metal detectors could make a substantial difference."
The first order of metal detectors will be made on July 19 and should arrive by mid-August.
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