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Schimel awards $3.5M for school safety

WAUWATOSA, Wis. (CBS 58) – Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel was in Wauwatosa Monday to award millions of dollars in school safety grant money.

Schimel handed out more than $3.5 million to 52 schools and school districts. He made the announcement at Christ King School in Wauwatosa.

Schools were eligible to apply for a total of $100 million to use toward new safety measures.

“Some will be securing school entry areas with shatter-resistant film. Others will install electronic security and surveillance systems, updating PA systems and updating telephone systems,” said Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel.

The grant, established after the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida earlier this year, also requires that schools strengthen their response to student mental health issues. Staff and faculty in those schools must complete adverse child experience and trauma-informed care training by the end of next school year.

A list of all 735 schools and school districts that have requested grant funds is available on the DOJ website.

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