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June 5, 2014

Indiana awards $9 million to boost school safety

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — More than 250 Indiana schools and school districts are sharing in some $9 million in state grants aimed at helping them boost school safety.

The grants were announced Wednesday by Gov. Mike Pence. He said in a statement that "all of Indiana's students deserve to learn and grow in a safe environment."

The governor's office says nearly $5 million of the funding through the Secured School Safety Grant Program will go toward purchasing new equipment for schools. The remaining $4 million will pay for hiring school resource officers.

Another $32,000 in grant money was awarded to four school districts for conducting school threat assessments.

The grants were approved by the Indiana Secured School Safety Board.



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