Wisconsin lawmakers plan to introduce legislation that would make concealed weapons legal on school grounds. This legislation would allow guns on school property regardless of the wishes of individual schools. Currently the Whitefish Bay school district has a policy in place banning firearms. This proposed legislation would supersede these existing rules.
AFE believes guns have no place in Whitefish Bay Schools, and that school districts should have the right to decide for themselves whether to allow concealed carry. AFE has sent a letter to the Whitefish Bay School Board urging them to adopt a resolution banning the presence of weapons on school grounds by anyone other than public safety officers.
The letter states:
“More than state-of-the-art facilities, more than state-leading test scores, and more than district ratings and rankings, the safety of our students is paramount. Introducing the option for anyone to carry a weapon inside of school walls is a direct threat to the safety of our students.” To read our letter, click here.
AFE has started a petition on Change.org, and community groups are also getting involved. We hope to see Whitefish Bay join other North Shore school districts in calling for a stop to this proposed legislation. We have asked the school board to take up this issue at an upcoming meeting, and we ask you to sign our petition. Click here for the link.
On Wednesday, December 14, 7pm in the Great Room of Cumberland Elementary, the Whitefish Bay School Board will hear public comments on the pending legislation related to concealed carry:
We are asking our members to attend the School Board meeting this Wednesday. Please prepare to speak out and let your voice be heard. (Public comments are usually heard at the beginning of the meeting and will be limited to two minutes per person).
If you are not able to attend, please email your concerns to one of our school board members before the meeting on Wednesday. Board email addresses are found here: