WRIGHTSTOWN, Wis. (WFRV) - The Wrightstown School District is working with local law enforcement to better prepare for the unthinkable.
"Unfortunately, in today's society, these events are a possibility," said Captain David Konrath, with the Brown County Sheriff's Department.
So it's best to be prepared. Wrightstown School District leaders, local law enforcement agencies and emergency management officials are making sure they're all on the same page if a shooting were to ever take place inside school walls.
"We set out a scenario with a call from a student to the 911 center regarding an active shooter in the school," explained Brown County Emergency Management Director Cullen Peltier. "They saw him, believe there are casualties and then what we did is go around the table and what is each agency's response to that."
Police would first work together to stop the threat.
"Once that's done, there's a whole other myriad of things that occur," said Capt. Konrath. "We have the accountability of the children, tending to the injured, establishing a crime scene, processing a crime scene."
And keeping kids safe takes teamwork.
"Because our plan goes up to 911 and then all the other agencies take over, it was great for us to see literally how many resources we would have available to us in the event of a crisis," said Carla Buboltz, Wrightstown School District Administrator.
Buboltz said she learned the school's emergency plan is a good one, but there are still some things that could be improved.
"Do we have a communications person?" she added. "Do we have people that would go to the hospitals? So that's the other piece we're going to take back from here. Who's assigned roles are those? Once the crisis has happened and once the county has started to work with us on those."
School and emergency officials said the next step is to someday have a more active scenario involving teachers and students. They also hope to hold similar sessions with other local school districts.