The Latest: Walker focused on school building safety

MADISON, WI (AP)–Gov. Scott Walker says his approach to school safety will focus on making the buildings safe, much like how airport security was changed after the 9-11 terrorist attacks.

Walker spoke to The Associated Press after a closed-door meeting Wednesday with Senate Republicans.

Walker has been negotiating with state lawmakers to come up with a plan to bolster school security. Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald also says he wants to focus on improving the safety of buildings and other facilities.

The Assembly passed a bill making money available to pay for armed security officers.

Walker says he’s focused on ways to prevent firearms or other weapons getting into buildings.

He plans to announce his proposal in the next two weeks.


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