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Wyoming Department of Education may launch review of safety policies after Uvalde, Texas school shooting

Community members at the Robb Elementary School memorial pray, visit, and leave tokens of affection at the crosses dedicated to the victims of the shooting where 19 children and two teachers were killed in Uvalde, Texas. (Shutterstock)

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Education is considering a review of school safety policies and procedures after the May 24 school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.

19 students and two teachers were shot and killed at Robb Elementary School and 17 other people were wounded in the shooting.

“I do want to again focus some thoughts on the tragedy that continues to affect the families and citizens of Uvalde, Texas,” Wyoming Superintendent Brian Schroeder said in a Monday, June 6 message to superintendents across the state. “The grief we all continue to feel for them propels us to be ever vigilant in making sure our own schools here in Wyoming are as safe and secure as they can possibly be.”

“We would be remiss, therefore, not to reassess our policies and procedures, school by school, district by district.”

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Schroeder asked that district superintendents prepare for a conversation about what more can be done as the Wyoming Department of Education considers a “potential review process” of school safety policies and procedures after the Texas school shooting.

“We will keep you posted as to what this review process may look like,” Schroeder said. “Thanks for your cooperation and help with this.”


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