The Wyoming state legislature passed a law in March allowing school districts to choose whether their employees can carry firearms. Legislatures said the law would help many rural schools in Wyoming that are far away from law enforcement to react to an armed intruder. So far, a couple of school districts have begun to debate the possibility of introducing such a policy.
Park County School District #6 in Cody is the first school board actually working on drafting a policy that will be introduced to the public on January 8.
Local law enforcers are part of the conversation as they have to approve the final training curriculum for potential applicants. Wyoming Public Radio’s Kamila Kudelska sat down with Cody Police Chief Chuck Baker to discuss how the local law enforcement feels about the policy and what concerns they have if the policy were introduced.