A state lawmaker says Wisconsin needs to take another look at school safety. That's after several high profile cases in recent years where violence either occurred or was planned at Wisconsin schools.
A special legislative task force will see what can be done to make classrooms safer. State Senator John Lehman (D-Racine) says it's been nearly a decade since the state closely examined the issue, even though most schools are doing all they can to keep students away from harm.
Lehman will chair the committee, which will include lawmakers and experts on school security issues. He says the goal of the task force's work is to make sure schools have all the tools they need to keep violence out. Lehman also wants to know what extra support the state may be able to provide.
The panel will meet this summer, with possible recommendations heading into the next legislative session.