© 2022 Wyoming Public Media
800-729-5897 | 307-766-4240
Wyoming Public Media is a service of the University of Wyoming
Website Header_2021
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations
Transmission & Streaming Issues

House Approves Safety Call Center

Bob Beck
Natrona County High School

A bill that would set up a student safety call center which people could use anonymously to give information about threats to school and student safety has passed the Wyoming House of Representatives.

Supporters say call centers in other states have been very successful, but some lawmakers are not convinced. Torrington Republican Cheri Steinmetz said there are plenty of hotlines and tip lines already in existence. 

But Pinedale Republican Albert Sommers said he believes this effort is necessary.

“The more efforts that we have out there to prevent suicide, to prevent bullying, and to prevent school violence, the better off we are. And this does it in a very economical manner.”

Sommers added that the state would use grant money from the State Office of Homeland Security to fund the program. 

Cody Republican David Northrup says the program will also be better advertised than past efforts, which should encourage more use.

Bob Beck has been News Director of Wyoming Public Radio since 1988. During his time as News Director WPR has won over 100 national, regional and state news awards.
Related Content