From: 8:56 AM CST Dec 07, 2015
Oak Creek Mayor Steve Scaffidi says public officials need to do more in response to mass shootings like those in San Bernardino, Calif., last week.
After leading his city through a shooting at a Sikh temple in 2012, Scaffidi said Oak Creek instituted additional security measures at schools and a police presence at some public buildings and meetings.
He told “UpFront with Mike Gousha” his recent op-ed on the topic encourages officials to look at safety like a business.
“We see the tragedies unfold, but there’s not that next step to what we do about it; my op ed is a challenge to not only [elected officials], but residents to start thinking about what we can do in the future to make a difference,” Scaffidi said on the program, produced in a partnership with WisPolitics.com.
The mayor also said education and outreach that teaches young people to embrace diversity could prevent the types of shootings seen in his community and in California.