Holcomb receives school safety ideas from task force

By The Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Eric Holcomb has received policy recommendations from a group tasked with helping him propose legislation for the 2019 General Assembly, but he isn’t releasing them yet.

The Republican governor told The (Northwest Indiana) Times the recommendations will be released eventually. He also suggested Wednesday that some measures might be implemented without waiting for legislative action.

Later this month, nearly all public school corporations, as well as many public charter and private schools, will receive one state-funded handheld metal detector wand for every 250 students in their schools. Holcomb authorized the purchase and distribution of the metal detectors following the May 25 shooting of a student and a teacher at a suburban Indianapolis middle school.

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