Governor signs school safety and criminal reform bills

By: NewsCenter 16 Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Email

Governor Pence will sign a bill Tuesday that will create a $10 million grant program for schools to hire extra security.

It will especially help some of the smaller districts, like John Glenn. They have security measures, like cameras and locked doors that only allow guests in once they're buzzed in. But the district can't afford a school resource officer.

With this bill, they will be able to apply for grant money and use an officer to watch over the district's four schools.

On Monday, Governor Pence signed legislation that restructures the criminal penalty system.

The bill outlines conditions for giving certain offenders a fresh start, by expunging their records after a certain amount of time.

This legislation follows up on one of pence's campaign promises. He says, "Indiana should be the worst place in America to commit a serious crime and the best place, once you've done your time, to get a second chance.

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