Ron Johnson

12/03/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/03/2019 17:58

Johnson Statement on Wisconsin High School Incidents

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) said the following Tuesday regarding safety at our state's schools:

'The incidents at Waukesha South and Oshkosh West remind us that we do not possess the capability to completely prevent someone from bringing a weapon to school. We should all be thankful, however, that larger tragedies may well have been averted due to training, and the swift and courageous action of students, teachers, school administrators, and armed school resource officers. This confirms that action can - and should - be taken to mitigate harm and limit casualties when weapons are brought into schools.

'A recent report published by the Secret Service that studied 41 school shootings from 2008-2017 demonstrates that in every case, the shooter showed concerning behaviors prior to the attack. In addition, the Department of Homeland Security will soon go live with an internet clearinghouse of school safety best practices that school officials should be aware of and utilize. Let's not let anyone's vision of the 'perfect' solution prevent us from taking action that will do some good.'

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