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MADISON —State Superintendent Tony Evers sent a letter yesterday to Gov. Scott Walker and legislative leaders asking for a special session to adopt a comprehensive school safety agenda. His statement about the work follows.
“Working with the education community, the proposals in this school safety agenda respond to the troubling trend of gun violence that has come to school doors across Wisconsin and the nation. Our proposals are common sense. They address physical school environments, behavioral and mental health needs, school climate and culture improvements as well as school policies and procedures. All of these proposals are focused on improving safety for students and their schools. Our kids deserve to feel safe and supported at school. But the fact remains, this is only part of the broader effort that must be undertaken to address gun safety and common sense reform.”