VIDEO: Governor announces new school safety feature available for all schools in state

BY TEAM DML / JULY 10, 2018 /

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb provided an update Monday in the state’s efforts to improve school safety, and announced a new program for schools to get handheld metal detectors.

The metal detectors will be made available to any public, charter and non-public school that wants them and will not cost the schools anything. They will be provided one detector for every 250 students.

The article goes on to state the following:

“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,” 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.”

Meanwhile, some parents in Noblesville, who are still reeling from the school shooting that took place in may, say they are unsure about the efficacy, and efficiency of the handheld detectors.

“ I’m half glad that they’re doing something about it, but on the other hand I’m wanting to know if we could be spending on something more thorough, a little more consistent and provide better safety,” Joanna Schutte said.

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