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Attorney general awards first school safety grant

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Attorney General Brad Schimel is awarding the first school safety grant under a law Gov. Scott Walker signed in March.

Schimel announced Friday that the Kenosha Unified School District is the first grant recipient. The district will get about $888,800. The district will use the money to train staff in youth mental health, building security assessments, physical building safety upgrades such as door locks and digital threat assessments.

The new law creates $100 million in grants for school safety upgrades. Walker signed it in the wake of a mass shooting at a Florida high school in February.

Schools have until Monday to submit applications for the grants. Schimel has said he wants to award most of the grants by mid-June so schools can complete upgrades by fall.

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