Saturday, August 3, 2013

Arkansas AG Ends Plan to Arm Teachers

From USA Today
A plan by a small Arkansas school district to arm 20 teachers and staff with 9 mm handguns has run aground after the state attorney says the program is not covered by state law. 
The Clarksville School District was trying to mount its program using a little-known state law that is meant to apply to licensing private security agencies. 
A state lawmaker requested the opinion a day after The Associated Press reported on a plan by the school district in western Arkansas to use more the teachers and staff as volunteer security guards armed with concealed handguns. 
"Simply put, the code in my opinion does not 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," Attorney General Dustin McDaniel wrote.
Something sensible happened in Arkansas? It's pretty much a miracle. 

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