Indiana to Offer Metal Detectors to Schools

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School shootings are on the rise in the United States. This past school year, the US averaged almost a shooting per week. Suggestions on what to do about school shootings have ranged from more gun control to better psychological evaluation.

Indiana is now offering another method to crack down on school violence: metal detectors. Gov. Eric Holcomb announced via online video that “The state will provide metal detector wands at no cost to every school that requests them. We will leave it, of course, up to the local officials to decide how to best use the devices.”

Gov. Holcomb then went on to talk about the number of applications and grant requests the Indiana Department of Homeland Security received and emphasized that every request that meets the requirements will be funded.

Watch the full video below.

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Andrew Pillow

Andrew is a technology teacher at KIPP Indy College Prep. He is graduate of the University of Kentucky and a Teach for America Alum. Andrew just recently finished his commitment as a Teach Plus Policy fellow, and he is looking forward to putting the skills he's learned to good use. Andrew has written for several publications in the past on a wide variety of topics but will be sticking to education for his role on Indy/Ed.