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TSC to apply for second offering of hand-held metal detectors

The Tippecanoe School Corporation will take up the governor's offer for hand-held metal detectors. The West Lafayette Community School Corporation will not.

Posted: Oct. 1, 2018 12:58 PM
Updated: Oct. 1, 2018 12:58 PM

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — The Tippecanoe School Corporation will take up the governor's offer for hand-held metal detectors. The deadline to apply for the second round is Friday.

Gov. Holcomb announced the first offering in July, just weeks after a student opened fire at a middle school in Noblesville.

The state program allows schools one hand-held metal detector for every 250 students, free of cost. As we previously reported, the Lafayette School Corporation applied in the first round.

A TSC spokesperson said the Crisis Response Team requested devices for each team member, School Resource Officers and uniformed officers.

News 18 reached out to the West Lafayette Community School Corporation and Superintendent Killion said the district will not participate.

The governor's office said 3,231 metal detectors have been requested so far by 370 school entities, including 94 percent of all traditional public school corporations.

So far the program has cost more than $330,000. It is funded by Department of Administration.

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