MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel isn’t ruling out using school safety grants to cover firearm training for teachers.
Schimel made the remarks during a news conference Wednesday, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. He said firearm training for teachers is a local issue and he’s not aware of any schools signing contracts with teachers to have them go armed in classrooms.
Republicans passed legislation earlier this year that lays out $100 million for school safety upgrades and safety training. The measure requires schools to create a safety plan with local police to be eligible to receive the money.
The legislation doesn’t require arming teachers, although Schimel has said he would be open to that.