A proposal at the Capitol would expand the ability of school staff to deal with unruly students.

Currently, only a teacher or principal can remove a disruptive pupil from classes. State Representative Joan Ballweg (R-Markesan) wants to extend that power to any school employee, and expand it to activities outside the classroom.

Ballweg says the idea is that if there's a disruptive student, any employee should be able to get that student out of that situation.

The way many school environments are set up these days, Ballweg says it's important all personnel be involved to insure the safety of students and staff. 

AUDIO: John Colbert reports (MP3 :38)

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