EVANSTON — The lawsuit against Uinta County School District No. 1 regarding the district’s concealed carry rule, Rule CKA, will be allowed to continue. A ruling issued by Judge Steven K. Sharpe on Nov. 27 granted in part and denied in part the district’s motion to dismiss the suit.

On Aug. 26, the first day of the 2019-20 school year, plaintiffs Tim and Katie Beppler, Nathan Prete and Tiffany Eskelson-Maestas filed suit against the district over the concealed carry rule asking for injunctive relief based on four counts. Court documents filed in the case showed plaintiffs claimed the rule was in violation of the Wyoming Constitution because it violated the equal protection rights of students and parents who don’t want to be educated in the presence of firearms and was additionally in violation of the enabling statute, W.S. 21-3-132, because it failed to establish instructor qualifications.

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