School Safety Commission Meets In Cheyenne

By staff 8.8.2017
The Federal Commission on School Safety held the third of four nationwide listening session in Cheyenne Tuesday. The Commission was formed following the school shooting in Parkland, FL. Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education Mick Zais moderated two panels during the listening sessions, hearing comments from education officials, students, and law enforcement. Zais says the commission has been charged to provide meaningful recommendations to keep students safe.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow informed the commission about legislation recently passed in Wyoming that allows certain staff to carry weapons in school. She says keeping schools safe is not just a discussion about guns and gun control, it’s much more…..

State Senator Affie Ellis, from Cheyenne, told the Commission there is a lot of work to be done when it comes to school safety, and it starts with opening the lines of communication……

Discussion also included identifying and providing treatment for students or people with mental illness as a key factor in keeping schools and students safe.