The state’s education agency says many people are working to make schools safer, and a proposed “Teacher Protection Act” could undo those efforts. Assembly G-O-P Education Committee chairman Jeremy Thiesfeldt (thees’felt) is seeking cosponsors for a bill that among other things, would let teachers remove violent students from class and start suspension proceedings — and police would have to notify administrators when students are involved in incidents away from school. State public instruction spokesman Tom McCarthy says the bill is a “step in the opposite direction” to the community involvement that’s already taking place, helping give schools resources to improve student outcomes. Thiesfeldt cited federal data showing that one in four Wisconsin teachers were either threatened or victimized by violence within a year after they were surveyed. McCarthy says the problems are real, but it does not require lawmakers to be “heavy handed.”