Several Mid-Michigan schools to receive thousands for security upgrades

LANSING, Mich. (WILX) -- A number of mid-Michigan schools are set to receive thousands of dollars from the state for security upgrades.

The state of Michigan is giving $25-million in grants to select public and private schools to upgrade their door locks and other security features in the wake of mass shootings across the country.

State police received over 400 applications from schools requesting nearly $70-million, which is much more than the $25-million authorized by the state legislature and Governor Rick Snyder earlier this year.

There are some schools that automatically qualify to receive the funds, while other schools have to match the funds by the state.

Schools were chosen for several different reasons.

A review committee looked closely at the applications and one thing that made some schools standout was their plan to use the money to secure the outside of the school buildings.

The following is a list of mid-Michigan schools that automatically qualify for their funds:

Concord Community Schools in Jackson County - $53,885
East Jackson Community Schools in Jackson County - $57,356
Hanover-Horton School District in Jackson County - $74,579
Jackson County Intermediate School District in Jackson County - $67,579
Jonesville Community Schools in Hillsdale County - 224,473
Lansing Catholic High School in Ingham County - $25,000
Lansing Christian School in Ingham County - $17,418
Lumen Christi Catholic School in Jackson County - $24,452
Michigan Center School District in Jackson County - $65,860
North Adams-Jerome Public Schools in Hillsdale County - $24,860
Pewamo-Westphalia Community Schools in Clinton County - $64,820
Queen of the Miraculous Medal in Jackson County - $24,860
St. John the Evangelist School in Jackson County - $25,000
Stockbridge Community Schools in Ingham County - $15,373
Will Carleton Charter School Academy in Hillsdale County - $8,115
Williamston Community Schools in Ingham County - $110,222

The following is a list of mid-Michigan schools that will need to match to qualify for their funds:

Bellevue High School in Eaton County - $22,639
Jackson Public Schools in Jackson County - $140,625
Leslie Public Schools in Ingham County - $184,690
St. Mary Star of the Sea in Jackson County - $55,949
Western School District in Jackson County - $421,948