Campbell County district moves forward with armed policy

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GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - Campbell County school district trustees have decided to move forward with developing a policy that will allow armed school staff for security.

The Gillette News Record reports that the decision Tuesday to move forward with a policy for concealed carry staff, along with other safety procedures, followed a long and divisive comment period in which educators, parents, law enforcement and veterans spoke out.

Not everyone agreed about arming school staff in the city limits, but they did agree that safety was an issue and advocated for adding more school resource officers. They also agreed on the need for continued discussion.

Officials say it will take at least two months to come up with a policy that will then be presented to the school board for a final decision.

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