New Albany-Floyd County schools to get free metal detecting wands

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The New Albany-Floyd County School Board will request free metal detecting wands from the state.

At a board meeting on Monday, NAFCS board members agreed that getting metal detecting wands for schools would benefit the community.

Just over a week ago, Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced a program to give every school in the state free metal detecting wands if they requested them.

Southern Indiana school districts have been discussing the idea. The districts all agreed it would be a conversation between administrators as well as local law enforcement to decide the best way to use the wands.

The governor is allowing each school that wants the wands to get as many as one per 250 students. NAFCS decided each of its schools will get the wands.

One board member says anytime there's an opportunity to get something for free that will enhance safety, the answer should be yes.

The first order for the state will be placed this week and arrive at schools by mid-August.

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