WABENO, WISCONSIN - People enter Wabeno schools through stronger doors and appear on video cameras. Protective window film will get applied this Spring.
February 14th marks one year since 17 people were killed at Stoneman Douglas High School. Last March, Wisconsin passed legislation for 100 million dollars of school safety grants in response. The Wabeno Area School district received $39,000 in the first round of grants.
Jeff Walsh is the interim district administrator of the Wabeno School District. He said the best thing he can do for the students is to keep them safe.
"The safer that you can make your schools, the better your children are going to be off and the better they are going to be able to focus on what they come here for - and that's education," said Walsh.
Wabeno schools received an additional $22,000 in the second round of grants. The PA systems in both the elementary and high schools will be updated with this money.