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Wisconsin Assembly votes to mandate school officers


MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Assembly has passed a Republican-backed measure that would require schools with a high number of crimes to hire police officers to be stationed in school buildings. Under the bill, if a school has more than 100 incidents in a semester, and at least 25 of those result in an arrest, the school must hire an armed school resource officer to work at the school. The cost of hiring the officer would be partially reimbursed by the state using federal COVID-19 relief money. The Assembly passed the measure 59-36 on Tuesday. The chamber also passed another bill that would require schools to report information about crimes on school grounds. Both bills now go to the Senate.

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