Report makes suggestions on Indiana school safety

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Centralizing information and conducting regular school safety exercises are the key to making Indiana schools safer. That's according to a report released Tuesday by a state safety group looking into ways to improve school safety.

The report recommends that Indiana centralize, house and maintain information like best practices, legislative updates and training opportunities in on central website dedicated strictly to school safety.

"The safety and security of schools in Indiana remains a top priority for our administration," said Governor Pence. "As we begin a new school year, I am grateful to the Superintendent of Public Instruction, our state agencies and local law enforcement and mental health professionals for their leadership in helping Indiana's agencies, schools, law enforcement personnel, and organizations work collaboratively and cohesively for the good of all students. In the coming weeks and months, we will continue to work and pray for a safe and successful school year for Hoosiers across the state."

The report suggests seminars or exercises related to student safety or school security that are carried out by an agency or division be made available to all entities or individuals who regularly and directly interact with schools and Hoosier students. 

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