In light of the Connecticut school shootings, Governor Matt Mead says he's organized a special group to assess the security of schools in Wyoming.
After delivering his State of the State address, Governor Mead answered questions at a news conference. That's where he talked about school security. "It's a very hot, political and emotional issue right now and rightfully so" he said. "But I think it's a good time for all of us to step back and make sure we're reacting with a lot of thought."
He's organized a group to do just that. It's still forming and so far includes educators, parents and law enforcement.
The Governor has asked the group to do the assessment quietly. "One of the things I don't want to do is politicize it and the other thing I don't want to do is say, 'here's the measure's we have in place and here's where we're weak'" he said.
He acknowledges the cost but believes the safety of the state's kids is well worth it. "If [the group] said you can spend this amount of money and make schools across the state safe, I would be very interested in that" he said.
The Governor didn't list any specific figures.
At this point, no legislation on funding for school security has come up before the House or Senate.