MADISON, Wis. – Attorney General Brad Schimel released the following statement in response to the Wisconsin State Assembly’s passage of the School Safety Package.
“We owe our children and communities the promise of safe school environments. Passing both houses on a bipartisan vote, the School Safety Package embodies consensus and meaningful action. I sincerely thank Governor Walker and the Legislature for putting children first and for entrusting my team with this incredibly important task. I look forward to the Wisconsin Department of Justice being the cornerstone of school safety planning and training. The newly created Office of School Safety will work expeditiously, in conjunction with our partners in law enforcement and education, to provide necessary training and resources to make our children safer. I welcome these weighty responsibilities because I know that the Department of Justice is best suited to provide public safety leadership and expertise.”