Voters OK more funds for security after school shooting

FILE - In this July 4, 2018 file photo, Ella Whistler serves as a grand marshal as she rides with her family in the Fourth of July Parade in Noblesville, Ind. Wistler survived a school shooting by a 13 year-old boy at Noblesville West Middle School in May. The boy admitted in court Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, to shooting and wounding a classmate and a teacher at the suburban Indianapolis school, saying in a statement read by his attorneys during a juvenile court hearing that, "If I could, I would take it back." (Jenna Watson/The Indianapolis Star via AP File)

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Voters have agreed to fund improved security at a suburban Indianapolis school district where a 13-year-old girl and a teacher were shot in May .

Unofficial results show about 58 percent backed the measure Tuesday to collect an additional $50 million over eight years for Noblesville Schools. The money would be used to employ more school resource officers, safety staff and mental health counseling staff, and to recruit and keep teachers.

Superintendent Beth Niedermeyer says in a statement the district wants to offer the “best education experience possible in safe and supportive environments.”

Ella Whistler and teacher Jason Seaman were shot May 25. A 13-year-old boy charged in the attack admitted Monday to opening fire in Seaman’s classroom at Noblesville West Middle School, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) north of Indianapolis.

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