CASPER, Wyo. (AP) – The University of Wyoming is reviewing an encounter between students and a state senator over an academic project on guns that the students presented at a recent public forum.
Two students say Republican Sen. Anthony Bouchard threatened to use his political influence to fire a professor and end funding for an academic program because he disagreed with their project.
But Bouchard, of Cheyenne, tells the Casper Star-Tribune that he never made any such threats.
Bouchard is a freshman senator who formerly ran a Wyoming gun rights organization. He is a member of the Senate Journal and Labor, Health and Social Services committees.
UW Vice President for Governmental and Community Affairs Chris Boswell says the school is reviewing the incident.