FRANKFORT, Ind. (WLFI) - In light of the Noblesville school shooting, Frankfort leaders are now taking proactive steps to protect their students.
To increase school security, Mayor Chris McBarnes is working on a plan to put armed police officers in all Frankfort schools - permanently. He said he's also hoping to add in metal detectors.
McBarnes is working with Frankfort police and the Frankfort Community Schools superintendent on the initiative.
McBarnes said the Noblesville tragedy hits too close to home and something needs to be done to protect students and staff.
"I know that our school board has done all they can and they need help," said McBarnes. "And so my commitment is, I am going to be rolling out a plan - I am going to suggest that we put hundreds of thousands of dollars on the table of tax dollars - to protect our most vulnerable. And that is our children."
McBarnes said he's writing up the proposal and is expected to present it to the Frankfort City Council. If it's approved, he hopes the metal detectors can be installed over the summer.