Special training was held in Green Bay to help make area schools safer.
The state's Office of School Safety held threat assessment training at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) Thursday. Police officers, public safety professionals, fire and EMS, school personnel and other community members participated. Green Bay police commander Kevin Warych said trainings like this are important.
“People don’t want to hear us just say, ‘ya, we’re planning, we’re preparing.’ They want to see us. They want to make sure that they know that every child is safe, that every person in the school, whether they’re the professional staff, the teachers, the kids, that they’re going to be helped if we are called upon," Warych said.
The training focused on a behavior-based approach to preventing targeted violence in schools.