Public Safety VIDEO: Arnold proposal seeks to enhance school safety

VIDEO: Arnold proposal seeks to enhance school safety

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Legislation to increase safety for Hoosier school children is being considered under Senate Bill 1. Co-authored by State Senator Jim Arnold, this proposal would assist schools in hiring more police officers and specify how to implement school resource officer programs. Officers would need to complete training requirements, as well as receive an additional 40 hours of certified school officer training. The bill also helps schools hire police officers by providing $10 million in state funding and various grant opportunities. The House of Representatives recently removed controversial language requiring at least one armed school employee in every Indiana public school, sending the proposal instead to a summer study committee to research further safety measures.

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