Indiana Voters Secure More Funds for Security Following Shooting

Indiana Voters Secure More Funds for Security Following Shooting

The money will be used to employ more school resource officers, safety staff and mental health counseling.

Following a shooting where a 13-year-old and teacher were shot on campus in May, Noblesvillie, Ind. voters have agreed to fund improved school security measures. 

Unofficial results, according to the Associated Press, show about 58 percent of voters backed the measure to collect an additional $50 million over eight years for Noblesville schools. 

The money would be used to employ more school resource officers, safety staff and mental health counseling staff, and to recruit and keep teachers. Superintendent Beth Niedermeyer said in a statement that the district wants to offer the "best education experience possible in safe and supportive environments."

The vote comes just months after Ella Whistler and teacher Jason Seaman were shot on May 25. A 13-year-old boy was charged in the attack and admitted to opening fire in a classroom at Noblesville West Middle School.   


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