Senate Pays Millions for School Security in Michigan
According to WILX-TV 10, Michigan schools could receive an additional $18.6 million for campus security initiatives this fiscal year.
In a unanimous vote, the Senate passed a bill to funnel more money in the fiscal year 2017-2018, mostly for school safety grants that would be controlled by the Michigan State Police.
The bill also would create a $3 million statewide panic button system for all Michigan schools to notify 911 during emergencies.
The extra money is an upgrade from the $2 million that the state earmarked for school security in 2017. The bill now heads to the House.