Arkansas Attorney General Shoots Down Plan to Arm 20 Teachers in Time for Fall Semester

August 5 2013
by GSL Staff
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stock_holsterLast week we reported that over 20 teachers in one Arkansas school district were receiving top notch training and would be armed in time to protect students starting this fall.

However, a judge has squashed that plan.

The school district was originally going to train over 20 staff and basically make them into armed security guards.

According to NBC, that plan isn’t going to fly,

The new plan — which would have armed about 20 volunteer teachers and staff members — troubled some legislators, who sought a ruling on its legality from state Attorney General Dustin McDaniel.

In an opinion issued Thursday, McDaniel said state codes don’t authorize “either licensing a school district as a guard company or classifying it as a private business authorized to employ its own teachers as armed guards.”

McDaniel said if anyone wants to armed school staff members they will need to change the law.

Teachers and staff were receiving training from Nighthawk Custom and were going to be given a stipend to purchase a gun, holster and ammo.

McDaniel did say that schools could hire private, armed security guards.

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