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By Tracie Mitchell
Staff Writer 

New law allows guns on Wyoming K-12 school campuses

Enables school employees to carry with school board permission and training


July 19, 2017

WORLAND – Two local school districts are looking differently on new legislation regarding school personnel’s ability to carry firearms.

A law passed during the 2017 Wyoming State Legislature session that allows possession of firearms by school district employees went into effect July 1. The law co-sponsored by Rep. Nathan Winters (R- Thermopolis) and Rep. Mike Greear (R – Worland) was brought to the table to help schools in areas where law enforcement is too far away to reply in a timely manner.

Winters explained that a couple of superintendents of school districts in outlying areas...

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