Wyoming to Provide Safety Training for Schools

By Associated Press – 22 July ’14

The state will be providing special training this fall to help local school districts prevent the type of school shootings that have occurred in other states.

The training includes how to handle in-school shootings and how to identify a person who might be a danger to a school and students.

The training was among the recommendations made last year by a task force formed by Gov. Matt Mead that studied the safety and security of Wyoming’s schools.

The review of school security came up after the massacre of children in a Connecticut elementary school in 2013.

The state this year hired two full-time emergency preparedness experts who are working with both the state Office of Homeland Security and the state Department of Education on school safety.