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Wyoming school district to allow teachers to carry guns

A Wyoming school district has decided to allow teachers and staff to carry guns in school.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports the Fremont County school board voted 4-2 on July 23 to allow approved staff to carry guns.

Opponents argued the board ignored overwhelming opposition. Board member Brett Berg said there was more support for the policy than what was apparent at board meetings.

The policy includes an application process along with training and drug testing requirements. It also includes legal protection for staff who use their weapons within the scope of their duties.

The Wyoming Legislature passed a law in 2017 allowing districts to decide whether to arm staff.

The policy may not take effect in Lander-area schools until the fall of 2020.

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