In the wake of school shootings in other parts of the country, Wisconsin school officials are turning to the sorts of gunshot-detecting sensors that police throughout the country rely on, hoping the technology will help speed up emergency-response times.
The sensors are a part of the security improvements schools throughout the state are planning to make when classes resume this fall. Money for the projects is coming from grants Wisconsin state lawmakers approved this year in response to a school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Since then, more and more schools throughout the country have been expressing interest in using gunshot-detection systems, according to New Mexico-based EAGL Technology, one of several companies that sell the sensors. Read the full story here.