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(Wyo.)-Senate Panel Endorses School Resource Officer Bill

By: Jeremy Anderson Posted at: 02/21/2013 03:50 PM
     CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The Senate Appropriations Committee has endorsed a bill that would seek to improve safety in Wyoming's public schools.
     But the committee on Thursday decided to recommend that House Bill 230 be stripped of its proposed $2.3 million appropriation.
     The bill heads to the full Senate for debate. It has already passed the state House.
     The bill comes after the massacre of children in a Connecticut school late last year.
     The proposal makes $2.3 million available to help school districts put police officers in schools during the next school year. It also calls for a study of school safety across the state.
     Bill sponsor Republican Rep. Nathan Winters, of Thermopolis, says some smaller districts can't afford to pay for the so-called school resource officers.


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