Governor Eric Holcomb announced Monday a new program will make one handheld metal detector device available for every 250 students in traditional public, charter, and accredited non-public schools by request.
The Indiana Department of Administration will place the first orders on July 19th for delivery by mid-August.
Orders placed after that date will be fulfilled later in the fall.
Holcomb says the program is just one of several actions the state has taken in the last year, building on the state’s existing policies and practices to improve school safety.
The governor says controlling what comes into our school buildings is just one important part of keeping our schools safe.