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.

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