Handheld Metal Detectors Available for Schools

Handheld Metal Detectors Available for Schools

Friday, September 28, 2018

Gov. Eric Holcomb and the Indiana Department of Administration recently announced a second opportunity for Indiana schools to order handheld metal detectors.

The program, which was first announced in July, makes one handheld metal detector available for every 250 students in traditional public, charter and accredited non-public school by request.

Since the program began, more than 3,000 handheld metal detectors have been requested by 370 school entities, including 94 percent of all traditional public school corporations.

This program is just one initiative the state has taken in the last year to continue to improve school safety policies and practices in Indiana.

Schools interested in ordering the devices can contact info@k12indiana.com. The deadline to order is Friday, Oct. 5, by 5 p.m. EDT. After this time, schools may purchase devices at the discounted rate.

To learn more about the program, click here. To view other measures the state has taken to improve school safety, click here.