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New school safety plans being debated in Michigan

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Posted at 9:42 AM, Apr 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-26 09:42:46-04

Schools around Michigan may be getting inspections and security scores. It's part of a new safety plan being debated in the State House of Representatives.

The plan would not force schools to make any changes. The idea is that a new state commission would give schools a list of recommended changes.

The decision to make any, or all of them, would be up to the individual districts. They could include metal detectors, or physical changes to the buildings themselves.

There are questions about how private schools would pay for it. Supporters say that's the wrong thing to be asking about right now. The rules would be different for schools built after the law went into effect. They would be required to meet certain safety standards. Which ones is still up for debate.

The bills haven't come up for a committee vote yet, so there's a long way to go before a new law is on the books.