State Improves Safety At Public Schools

Posted at 10:43 PM, Aug 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-15 23:50:44-04

The state will give millions to public schools in order to take steps toward improving their safety.

The changes came after Governor Haslam put together a task force to assess schools across Tennessee after a string of shootings and threats nationwide. 

One part of improving security will be making sure older buildings have modern safety standards.

"We either need to look at retro-fitting those schools or at least putting in some kind of policies or procedures in place so that we can adapt to the structure itself, and that's always the challenge," 

A total of $35 million in grants will be distributed to public schools to help buy safety equipment and fund training programs.

Improvements and updates are already in the works like an app for teachers, students and faculty to quickly report threats.