The Antigo School District has picked up a sizeable grant to fund a school safety initiative.
The Department of Justice has been awarding funds for school districts to improve safety after several school shooting incidents nationwide.
Antigo requested $160,000 and received the full amount from the state. Hurley School District received $74,000. Rib Lake schools received $63,000. Wabeno schools were awarded nearly $40,000The Menominee Indian Tribe received $20,000.
Combined, the 89 schools and school districts will receive nearly $4 million which will be spent on building safety improvements, as well as mental health training for faculty and staff.