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Wisconsin Justice Department finishes school safety grant program

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Posted at 4:46 PM, Aug 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-06 12:16:52-04

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Justice Department has finished handing out $100 million in grants to bolster school safety.

Former Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill in 2018 that established the Office of School Safety within the Justice Department and provided $100 million for the grants.

Justice Department officials said Thursday the money has gone to upgrade school security systems, train police and educators in understanding adolescent mental health, train school resource officers, create a confidential threat reporting tip line and a threat assessment study with the University of Wisconsin and 40 schools around the state.

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