Noblesville students will head back to increased security at schools

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NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (WTHR) - As Noblesville students get ready to head back to school in less than a month, district leaders are working to make the buildings safer.

The changes come after the shooting in May at Noblesville West Middle School that injured 13-year-old Ella Whistler and teacher Jason Seaman.

The superintendent sent a letter to parents outlining the plan. The district will double the number of police officers in schools and increase patrols.

It is also getting new surveillance equipment.

The district has also applied for the free handheld metal detectors the state is giving away.