Holcomb receives school safety ideas from task force

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb

Indiana Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb discusses the state’s fiscal condition following the close of Fiscal Year at the Statehouse in Indianapolis, Monday, July 25, 2016. Holcomb is Gov. Mike Pence’s pick to take his place as the Republican candidate for governor following his withdrawal to become Donald Trump’s vice presidential running mate. The Republican state […]

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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