<img height="1" width="1" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=769125799912420&amp;ev=PageView &amp;noscript=1">
About Our People Legal Stuff Careers

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker announces $100 million school safety plan


Gov. Scott Walker (WI-R) unveiled a $100 million plan to combat school shootings in the state on Thursday.

The plan would establish an office of school safety under the state's Department of Justice. That office would be charged with helping schools and law enforcement develop school safety plans.

Walker's plan would also provide $100 million in taxpayer grants to improve building security, training opportunities and school resource officers.

The plan also requires teachers and school officials to report threats of violence the same way they would report threats of child abuse and to report bullying incidents to parents within 48 hours.

“No child, parent, or teacher should ever have to feel unsafe in school,” Walker said in a statement. “This package of bills focuses on ways we can help schools be safe, just like we did at the federal level ensuring that every airport and airplane were safe after 9/11. The same thing needs to be true for our schools all across the State of Wisconsin."

The proposal does not include any gun control measures.

Read Comments
Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest Linked In List Menu Enlarge Gallery Info Menu Close Angle Down Angle Up Angle Left Angle Right Grid Grid Play Align Left Search Youtube Mail Mail Angle Down Bookmark