Indiana schools can now get free handheld metal detectors

INDIANAPOLIS -- Schools in Indiana can now apply to get free metal detectors through a program launched by Governor Eric Holcomb on Monday. 

As part of the program, the state will provide one handheld metal detector for every 250 students in a school corporation, at no cost to the district. 

"Unfortunately we're living in a time when every school must prepare to respond to someone who might try to hurt themselves or others on school grounds," Holcomb said. "That's exactly why our efforts to assist our local schools are evolving as well."

School districts can apply for the metal detectors at any time, but in order to receive the new equipment by mid-August, they must apply by July 19. 

NOBLESVILLE COVERAGE Ella Whistler was shot 7 times | Seaman family thanks community for support | Science teacher Jason Seaman being called a hero for stopping school shooter | WATCH: Hero teacher Jason Seaman meets his students, gives high-fives at baseball game | President Trump thanks Noblesville teacher Jason Seaman for his 'heroic act' during school shooting | The unseen heroes of the Noblesville shooting response | Teacher who stopped Noblesville shooter: My actions 'were the only acceptable actions' | Noblesville school hero teacher Jason Seaman meets with class

Top Trending Videos

Print this article Back to Top