- Associated Press - Monday, June 8, 2015

SARATOGA, Wyo. (AP) - Lawmakers are returning to a school safety bill that was defeated in the spring to address ways to make schools safer.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1RYzO2F ) Wyoming Attorney General Peter Michael and other officials met with lawmakers Thursday to discuss a 24/7 school safety tip line called Safe2Tell.

Safe2Tell would replace the state’s current WeTip hotline, which has been criticized for being ineffective.

A bill that would have established a tip line and funding to train teachers to become school safety officers was defeated during the last legislative session.

Green River Police Chief Chris Steffen says he hopes that adopting a tip line won’t take away from the value of school resource officers.

Safe2Tell was first implemented in Colorado after the 1999 Columbine High School shootings.

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Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, http://www.trib.com

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