Wisconsin's Attorney General wants to make it easier for schools and law enforcement to share information on potentially dangerous students.
Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says current state laws are very restrictive when it comes to allowing police and schools to communicate. He says the Legislature should take action to ease those policies, in the name of school safety.
Van Hollen outlined his plan Tuesday morning for a legislative panel examining school safety issues. He asked them to consider changes that would expand access to school records for liaison officers and make it easier to inform schools when a juvenile is charged as an adult.
He also wants to allow police to request student records as part of juvenile crime investigations. Van Hollen says it should also be easier for school districts to tell police about potentially dangerous students.
The task force will consider Van Hollen's proposals, which could be turned into legislation during next year's session.