Police in Wyoming say they have questioned a student who threatened to shoot people at a high school.

The Cheyenne Police Department had not identified the student at press time. Department spokesman Kevin Malatesta said the case is still being investigated and charges could be filed.

The student wrote anonymously on the social media website Snapchat on Wednesday, “Don’t come to school tomorrow. I’m serious.”

The student wrote that he or she had been trained to shoot at a young age and that South High School students would “pay” if they went to school Thursday.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported that the student was kept home from school Thursday.

Police stationed additional officers at the high school, but school officials said several students chose to stay home.

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A Colorado woman charged with indecent exposure for playing Frisbee topless has won a $50,000 settlement in the wake of a federal appeals court ruling.

The Loveland Reporter-Herald reported that the settlement of 20-year-old Effie Krokos’ lawsuit took effect Thursday.

Krokos said she got overheated while playing Frisbee in her fiance’s front yard in September and took her shirt off almost without thinking. She said she was issued a summons despite telling the police officer that the Denver-based 10th Circuit Court of Appeals had ruled that a similar law in nearby Fort Collins was unconstitutional.

The court ruled in February that the law only prohibited women from going topless in violation of the 14th Amendment.

City officials plan to recommend that city councilors review the ordinance.

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Wyoming lawmakers have voted to approve the continued use of a database tracking insurance claims to provide insight into the cost of health care in the state.

The Casper Star-Tribune reported Wednesday that the Labor, Health and Social Services Committee approved a bill to continue the multipayer claims database, despite not having a funding source.

Officials said the bill requires approval from Republican Gov. Mark Gordon, who could request funds for the project.

State officials said the database operated by the state Department of Health and the Wyoming Business Coalition on Health provided data showing that health care costs in Wyoming are the highest in the region and among the highest in the nation.

Health officials said policymakers would have to choose between cost and access if they want to control costs.

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