The funding will be used to increase security and keep people who shouldn’t be in the building out.
Funding went to 52 schools in counties including Bay, Genesee, Chippewa, and Isabella.
Matt Opsommer is the Grants Coordinator with the Michigan State Police.
“I think in general there’s been an increase in violent incidents not necessarily here in Michigan but across the country over the last several years, and that school buildings have been identified as vulnerable for incidents to potentially occur.”
Opsommer says it’s easier – and safer – to keep people out of school buildings than it is to deal with them once they’re in.
For a full list of the schools to receive funding click here.