Flags Lowered for Florida School Shooting Victims

(Gillette, Wyo.) Pursuant to President Donald Trump’s proclamation, Wyoming Governor Matt Mead has ordered both the U.S. and State of Wyoming flags be flown at half-staff until sunset on Monday, Feb. 19 out of respect for the victims in Parkland, Fla.

Seventeen people were killed yesterday afternoon at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County, Fla. A dozen more victims remain hospitalized.

Campbell County School District Superintendent Boyd Brown said thoughts and prayers go out to those affected by the tragedy in Florida. It also points to the necessity of the crisis response drills practiced at schools throughout the district.

“You know that we try to take any threat or anything like that serious,” said Brown.

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In 2016 the State of Wyoming instituted Safe2Tell Wyoming, a confidential way to report anything of a threatening nature.

Anyone can make an anonymous report to Safe2Tell Wyoming online or by calling 1-844-WYO-SAFE (996-7233). A trained Wyoming Highway Patrol Dispatcher will answer each report, collect the needed information and give that report to the appropriate school officials and law enforcement agencies.