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By Kylie Mohr
Jackson Hole News&Guide, Via Wyoming News Exchange 

Senator pursues school safety legislation


January 17, 2019

JACKSON — Sen. Affie Ellis had to use the bathroom while traveling through Wyoming this year, and the only place she could find was an elementary school. So, much to her alarm, she walked right in.

“The door was open, no one asked for my identification,” the Cheyenne Republican said. “It was really scary.”

At a time when mass shootings have many people worried, the Wyoming Legislature is taking a first crack at securing schools.

“When we’re dropping off our kids, we pray for their safety and we hope our teachers and staff are safe and as secure as they can be,” Ellis said. ...

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