News Minute: Here is the latest Wisconsin news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. CDT
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Wisconsin schools bracing for the next mass shooting are turning to gunshot-detecting sensors that police across the country rely on to get help on the way faster if there's an active shooter. The sensors are among various security upgrades schools are rolling out when classes resume this fall, using grants Wisconsin state lawmakers approved this year after the shootings in Parkland, Florida. The sensors alert police as soon as shots are fired and also activate surveillance cameras nearby.
OREGON, Wis. (AP) - A southern Wisconsin school district will have three longer weekend breaks next school year after a University of Wisconsin-Madison study showed time off curbs the spread of flu. The Chippewa Herald reports that the Oregon School District will have a four-day weekend in October, February and April. The superintendent says teacher professional days were moved in order to make training more convenient and help reduce the spread of the flu.
RACINE, Wis. (AP) - A city in southeastern Wisconsin has launched a new job training program aimed at helping residents land employment in a region where opportunities are expected to increase as Foxconn Technology Group begins construction of it $10 billion manufacturing complex. The Journal Times reports that the Racine Works program was announced Monday. Foxconn officials expect to employ 13,000 people at its facility, and the project is also expected to spur about 10,000 construction jobs.
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Authorities are investigating weekend shootings in Milwaukee that left several people injured. Milwaukee police say a 32-year-old man is getting treated at a hospital after receiving a serious gunshot wound Saturday. Officials say the victim and suspect are in custody in the domestic violence-related shooting.
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