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Emergency school response and security concerns arise in Wrightstown

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WRIGHTSTOWN, WI (WTAQ) - Emergency school response and security concerns are rising in Wrightstown. 

On Tuesday, Village President Dean Erickson made major accusations that the Wrightstown Community School District was not collaborating with police. 

Erickson says for years and after numerous requests, the district has not shared its emergency crisis situation planning and building plans with police should an incident arise. 

Erickson also claims Brown County SWAT in recent months has also requested the same information, but has gotten no response. 

District Administer Carla BoBuoltz says their liaison officer, who is a deputy, has assured her that the sheriff’s department does have emergency plans and layouts. 

However, she admits Wrightstown Police do not but they are working on getting the information to them soon. 

Both BuBoltz and Wrightstown Police Chief Perry Kingsbury talked about incidents in the past of police revealing potentially identify information about students.  

One involved outside parties, specifically town leaders receiving student information and an early December posting on police department's Facebook page regarding a student attacking a teacher. 

Those Facebook postings have since been deleted.

Commander of Brown County Sheriff SWAT team Lt. Scott Semb says they have been trying for three to four months to get the district’s emergency plans.  BuBoltz was double checking with the liaison officer on that information. 

Buboltz says they need to start working on a new Interagency Agreement between police and the district. 

“This type of agreement is designed to help the communication between agencies by clearly identifying when confidential student information may be shared to address student health, welfare and safety. This type of agreement also ensures that confidential pupil information will not be further disclosed unless otherwise permitted by the state or federal statutes.”

Buboltz says they are working on reestablishing a trusting and positive relationship that the district once enjoyed in the past with Wrightstown Police and Village Administration.

“Confidentiality of student information and issues of student health, welfare, and safety will continue to be at the forefront of those conversations and will not be compromised” BuBoltz said. 

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