03/15/2018–Over 100 Marinette High School Students joined thousands of students across the country who walked out of school yesterday to protest gun violence. Organizers say the protests are to honor the victims of last month’s deadly school shooting in Florida and demand stricter gun laws. The walkout began at 10am and lasted for 17 minutes to honor the 17 victims in the Florida shooting.
Meanwhile, a school safety bill is headed to the Senate after easy passage by the House. The bill aims to help schools boost security to prevent acts of violence.
And in Madison Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says every Wisconsin parent should feel confident their child is safe at school. The Rochester Republican says he’s open to the idea of re-convening for a special session on school safety. Governor Scott Walker hasn’t committed to calling lawmakers back to the Capitol yet, but he says there is some strong interest in a school safety bill. Walker says he is working on developing such a measure and he has promised the idea of calling that special session will come up again, before next week.