West Milwaukee Intermediate School Hosts Press Conference Regarding School Safety

West Milwaukee Intermediate School Hosts Press Conference Regarding School Safety
Posted on 03/20/2019
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On Monday, March 18, 2019 at 10:00 a.m., West Milwaukee Intermediate School hosted a press conference for Wisconsin State Attorney General Josh Kaul to announce the release of the Comprehensive School Security Framework and the Wisconsin School Threat Assessment Protocol. “These tools can assist teachers, administrators, and others who are working to make our schools safer,” said Attorney General Kaul.

The Wisconsin School Threat Assessment Protocol provides schools access to a threat assessment process developed by subject matter experts from Wisconsin, and reviewed by the National Threat Assessment Center, a division of the United States Secret Service.


School Threat Assessments can be applied as an early intervention tool to help identify students that may need additional resources or support, in order to prevent them from committing violence. The use of a school-based threat assessment and team is recommended by the U.S. Department of Education and United States Secret Service. “Keeping our schools safe is a priority for the U.S. Secret Service. We appreciate the opportunity to have worked with the Wisconsin Office of School Safety on this initiative, which will greatly enhance prevention efforts in the state. We remain committed to furthering this partnership, and we applaud the Wisconsin Department of Justice for recognizing the importance of threat assessment and early intervention,” said Dr. Lina Alathari, Chief of the National Threat Assessment Center at the U.S. Secret Service, also in attendance.


In attendance were:

  • Attorney General Josh Kaul

  • Sen. Tim Carpenter

  • Dr. Lina Alathari, Chief at the National Threat Assessment Center, U.S. Secret Service

  • Dr. Marty Lexmond, Superintendent, West Allis-West Milwaukee School District

  • Principal Tom Blair, West Milwaukee Intermediate School

  • Janet Delikat, District Safety Manager, West Allis-West Milwaukee School District

  • Ed Dorff, Executive Director, Wisconsin School Safety Coordinators Association

  • John Stangler, President, Wisconsin School Safety Coordinators Association

  • Chief Patrick Mitchell, West Allis Police Department

  • Chief Dennis Nasci, West Milwaukee Police Department

  • Ron Martin, President, Wisconsin Education Association Council


Wisconsin Department of Justice News Release: Office of School Safety Releases Comprehensive School Security Framework