School Board Passes Gun Policy on First Reading
Written by Andrew-Rossi on February 21, 2018
Five to two.
That was the vote that passed on first reading a policy that would allow for Park County School District Six staff to carry guns and be prepared to defend students in the event of an active shooter incident.
The boardroom yesterday evening in Cody was filled with community members and students who were there primarily to speak against the policy, although some supporters of the measure were also present. Penny Preston with KULR-8 news says that a petition was presented to the board that contained several hundred signatures, signifying their disapproval of the policy.
Two trustees, Stefanie Bell and Tom Keegan, voted against passing the rule, but were outnumbered by the other five members of the board.
The policy will now move to the second reading, which will take place at the School Board’s March meeting. Three of the trustees made it clear that the reason that they passed the policy on first reading was so they would be able to use the results of a community wide survey, which should be in by the end of this month.