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‘We’re Unprepared’: Students and Staff Have Safety Concerns

West assistant principal Patrick O’Connor monitors the West cafeteria during the first lunch period on Tuesday. Photo by Samantha Dietel, Current Staff.

By Samantha Dietel, Current Staff

Not everyone is satisfied with the safety of the West Bend High Schools.

After the recent shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., both students and staff at WBHS have expressed their own concerns about the building’s safety. Some even believe that the school would be unprepared for an attack similar to what occurred in Parkland. Continue reading

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That’s Gonna Leave a Mark


By Alex Kopish, Editor in Chief

On Saturday, a student wearing a West Bend East High sweatshirt walked into a restaurant in Menomonee Falls and was asked by a stranger, “Were you one of those arrested?”

News travels fast, and last week’s student-led protest march has caused many in West Bend to worry that the once-positive reputation of the high schools has been stained. Continue reading


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Touring the New Police Department


By Emily Aamodt, Current Staff

The West Bend Police Department is always there to protect the city.  Now, it’s the taxpayers’ turn to protect and serve.

After 2.5 years of planning, the West Bend Police Department finally got a much needed upgrade starting in October 2012 and ending in October 2013. Residents were invited on April 26 to see taxpayer money at work. Tours were given to show West Bend citizens the new space, technology and conveniences now readily available for officers. Continue reading

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