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Wyoming ranks fourth in the nation for the number of students its schools refer to law enforcement and courts. That’s according to a data analysis by The Center for Public Integrity.

The investigative news organization looked at Department of Education data from 2011-2012 school year. In that one school year, Wyoming schools sent school discipline problems on to law enforcement agencies at a rate of about 12 per 1,000 students. That’s twice the national average.

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Students who identified as racial minorities received a greater number of the state’s out-of-school suspensions in the last school year, according to Wyoming Department of Education data.