School Security Concerns in Wrightstown
The school district and police department have been clashing for almost three years. The village president demands they work out their problems. Video by nbc26.comvideo
WRIGHTSTOWN, Wis.-- Security and emergency response concerns are rising in Wrightstown schools.
The village president says district leaders and police have been clashing for almost three years. And in the wake of the school shooting in Connecticut, he tells us they need to work out a plan right away.
"What we're seeing happening in schools today, you can't say this won't happen here," village president Dean Erickson said.
As a parent, Erickson fears for his daughters' safety. As village president, he puts his foot down.
"This is a matter of a community that's 2,830 people and your inner agency government does not talk to each other. It can't happen," Erickson said.
The school district is sending out letters explaining the situation. The superintendent didn't want to talk on camera, but showed us their school emergency plan.
She tells us she has trust issues with the police chief. Back in December she claims he put information on Facebook that invaded student privacy, after a student allegedly attacked a teacher.
But the chief argues that wasn't the case.
"In order to calm the fears of the public we wanted to make sure we put out factual information about what had transpired," Chief Perry Kingsbury said.
No matter the issue, Erickson says student safety must always come first.
"We need to say it's wrong, correct it, end of story," Erickson said.
District and Brown County leaders will meet on February 28th to hash out a new emergency plan-- the police chief is also invited.