INDIANAPOLIS â€” Surrounded by members of his school safety working group, Governor Mike Pence Wednesday signed Senate Enrolled Act 1, which defines training requirements for school resource officers (SRO) and establishes a grant program to assist schools in enhancing their security.
â€śWe have no higher priority than ensuring the safety of our children,â€ť said Pence. â€śIn combination with our administrationâ€™s school safety working group, the legislation I sign today will provide new resources to make our schools safer so our teachers can focus on education and our kids can simply be kids.â€ť
Locally, Whitley County Consolidated Schools (WCCS) has already begun a close working relationship with local law enforcement and has discussed the possibilities of having a SRO in the district.
â€śThat would be something we would be very pleased about and something our district would want to look into,â€ť said WCCS Superintendent Dr. Pat Oâ€™Connor, referring to the legislation.
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