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FEB. 19 -Student arrested for terrorist threats against school


February 14, 2019

RIVERTON (WNE) — Officials have confirmed that a Dubois student was arrested last week for making terroristic threats toward the local school.

Officials with the Fremont County Sheriff's Office said they were notified Monday afternoon about the alleged threat.

Deputies contacted the student at home Tuesday evening after notifying district administrators about the issue, according to a statement Thursday.

The FCSO worked with Fremont County School District 2, the student's family and mental health services to "further evaluate the validity of the alleged threat."

After the investigation was complete, the student was placed under arrest.

"At this time the student remains in custody, and there is no threat to the school or community," Thursday's statement reads.

The FCSO says it is working with the Dubois school district, the Fremont County Attorney's Office and professional mental health services in order to follow "every action that can be taken according to law."

On Thursday officials said further investigation into the matter is ongoing, and additional details are not available.R32;

Terroristic threats

Wyoming statute says a person is guilty of a terroristic threat if he or she "threatens to commit any violent felony with the intent to cause evacuation of a building, place of assembly or facility of public transportation, or otherwise cause serious public inconvenience, or in reckless disregard of the risk of causing such inconvenience."

The felony carries a punishment of up to three years in prison.


Cody area highway to be renamed for wild horses

POWELL (WNE) — A Cody area route will soon become the “Wild Horse Highway” after the proposal drew more ayes than “neighs” in the Wyoming Legislature.

In passing Senate File 112 last week, state lawmakers agreed to name a roughly 30- mile stretch of U.S. Highway 14/16/20 — from Cody city limits to just east of Emblem — after the McCullough Peaks wild horse herd that roams along the road.

The bill now sits on Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon’s desk for final approval.

State Sen. Hank Coe, RCody, and Rep. Sandy Newsome, R-Cody, shepherded the bill through the Legislature at the request of the nonprofit group Friends of a Legacy (FOAL), which advocates on behalf of the McCullough Peaks herd.

“A highway designation is the least we can do in recognition of the impact wild horses have had on our shared history and tourism-based economy,” Coe said in a Friday statement. “People come from around the world to view these descendants of Buffalo Bill Cody’s herd and this designation will only help attract more people to the area.”

In introducing the measure to her colleagues on the House floor last week, Newsome called the McCullough Peaks herd both a “national icon” and an “emblem of the American West.”

She said renaming the stretch as the Wild Horse Highway will “promote another rather unique tourist attraction, therefore encouraging visitors to spend more time in Park and Big Horn counties.”

Beyond drawing attention to the horses, Newsome said the new name will also encourage travelers “to pause and admire the open terrain and badlands of the Big Horn Basin.”


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