ContactTom McCarthy, DPI Communications Director, (608) 266-3559
MADISON — In the wake of today’s school shooting in Maryland and action by the Wisconsin Legislature, State Superintendent Tony Evers made the following statement regarding school safety.
“Today our nation experienced another school shooting. And while members of the public were patiently waiting to share their perspective on how our schools can be made safe, the majority leadership was behind closed doors cutting a deal that excludes our teachers and school administrators who know our kids and schools. Instead they are empowering the Attorney General to push his ill-conceived agenda.
“We need to stop pretending that the prevalence of firearms in our society has no impact on the alarming trend of gun violence we are seeing in our schools and communities. We need a comprehensive solution that goes beyond introducing more guns and fortifying our schools. It’s the wrong direction and our kids deserve better.”