Cody Schools One Step Closer To Arming Staff

Mar 21, 2018

Credit Kamila Kudelska

The Park County School District #6 School Board's proposed policy to allow school employees to conceal carry is now up for a third and final reading. 

During the second reading discussion Tuesday night, trustee Stefanie Bell proposed an amendment that would exclude instructional employees from non-rural schools from qualifying to carry. The amendment failed. 

Before voting, board chair Kelly Simone said her first choice would be to employ more school resource officers (SRO) but because of reductions in state funding, this option is currently not possible. 

The board discussed creating a task force to address other solutions in the future that could potentially withdraw the need for employees to carry concealed guns. 

The policy passed second reading 5-2. The final reading will be April 17.