INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- A stripped-down school security proposal that would start a state grant program to help school districts hire police officers and buy safety equipment has been approved by the Indiana House.
Representatives voted 86-6 Monday in favor of the bill after provisions that would've required all public schools to have gun-carry employees during school hours were pulled from it last week.
That proposal was shelved after questions were raised about training standards and the safety of having non-police officers carrying guns in schools.
The Senate must still agree to having a new state school safety board review training and other issues surrounding the possibility of arming school staffers and submit a report to the Legislature by December.
The Senate has proposed spending $10 million a year on the safety grant program.