MARQUETTE — On Monday, the safety of students and faculty at Marquette Area Public Schools was discussed in a presentation by the Marquette Police Department at Bothwell Middle School.

Given the recent circumstances and events at schools across the nation, the public was invited to hear from the Marquette Police, and learn about how the Department is taking action, and working to make sure students and faculty stay safe. This also comes in the wake of a series of graffiti violence threats at area schools, including Marquette Senior High School just last week.

“Every now and then we’ll ramp up – and the schools have been a great partner for us because whenever we need a building or something to do training, they have allowed that – so certainly we use the facilities to train,” said Mike Kohler of the Marquette Police Department.

Kohler also says officers perform routine walk-throughs to ensure everyone’s safety.