Laramie County School District #1 puts barbed wire on top of fences at Henderson Elementary School

Published: Aug. 6, 2019 at 1:12 PM CDT
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Laramie County District #1 is looking to put barbed wire on top of some of the fences to help secure school perimeters. They've already put barbed wire on some of the fencing at Henderson Elementary.

"It's one more way of trying to keep our students safe while they're at school," said LCSD1 Superintendent, Boyd Brown. "We don't have barbed wire around all of our fences or all of our schools, just in specific areas where we think somebody might be able to get over the fence."

The project took roughly three years of planning. Members of LCSD1 said news of school shootings and child abductions correlated with the decision to put in the fencing.

According to Brown, the State's facilities department conducted security audits across all 48 school districts in Wyoming. Brown mentioned putting up safety fences is an area that LCSD1 can spend money on.

"We're trying to do the best job we can, trying to keep our students safe. No matter how it works, making sure we have concentric rings of protection around them, making sure that people check in at the school."

LCSD1 looks to add security fencing to other elementary schools within the next few years. They're in the discussions and look to come up with solutions on how they can enhance security for middle schools and high schools within the district.