WisGOP: What they’re saying: Attorney General Brad Schimel awards more school safety grants fighting to help keep students safe

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 6, 2018
Contact: Alec Zimmerman
(608) 257-4765

[Madison, WI] — Attorney General Brad Schimel announced another round of school safety grants of over $5 million for school districts across the state. Schimel is once again showing that he is helping keep Wisconsin classrooms and our students safe.

Check out what they’re saying about Attorney General Brad Schimel leading the way on school safety:

From The Wisconsin State Journal: The second round of funding will “advance baseline mental health and physical security improvements made in the first round of grant funding, through advanced training for teachers on mental health, the creation of local teams of educators, counselors and law enforcement to develop school safety intervention teams that will assess threats and identify students who need support,” the DOJ said.

From The Juneau County Star-Times: “Across the state of Wisconsin, parents should be confident that when they send their children to school this fall, their kids will be going to the safest schools in the nation,” said Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel in a statement. “Thanks to a renewed partnership between educators, mental health professionals and law enforcement, communities will be more ready than ever to respond to a crisis and keep kids happy and safe in their school.”

From WKOW: “To date, 605 schools and school districts have been approved to receive more than $44 million in school safety grant funding, after completing a detailed grant application in partnership with their local law enforcement and safety experts at DOJ,” said Attorney General Schimel.

From WSAW: Wisconsin Rapids, Edgar, Marshfield and Tomahawk were among the 81 school districts awarded a portion of $5 million for school safety grants. Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel made the announcement Monday in Eau Claire.

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