Panel suspends all public school security officer gun licenses - KATV - Breaking News, Weather and Razorback Sports

UPDATE: Panel suspends all state public school security officer gun licenses

Posted: Updated:
Arkansas Board of Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies meeting on Wednesday Arkansas Board of Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies meeting on Wednesday

LITTLE ROCK (KATV) - A regulatory panel has suspended all Arkansas public school security officer gun licenses.

The Arkansas Board of Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies on Wednesday called the licenses a danger to the health, safety and welfare of the public. The decision affects all public schools, including the Clarksville School District, which had planned to arm more than 20 teachers and staff using the licenses as to act as volunteer security guards on campus.

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said in a legal opinion earlier this month that the board was wrong to issue licenses to school districts designating them as private security firms so they could arm teachers and staff.

KATV's Janelle Lilley was at today's meeting. She will have more tonight on Channel 7 News at 5:00 & 6:00.

CONTINUING COVERAGE
Clarksville School District arming more than 20 teachers, staff (July 30)
Ark. AG: Schools can't arm teachers, staff (Aug. 1)
Superintendent: Hiding from gunmen "failed policy"
(Aug. 2)
Ark. AG: School must name teachers in gun program (Aug. 5)
Ark. police release documents tied to gun program
(Aug. 6)

Clarksville School District going against AG's opinion (Aug. 6)
Clarksville School District waiting to see if safety plan can move forward (Aug. 8)

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Metro Radar

    Metro Radar

  • Chief: Walnut Ridge police fatally shoot man

    Chief: Walnut Ridge police fatally shoot man

    Thursday, April 24 2014 1:15 PM EDT2014-04-24 17:15:29 GMT
    Authorities say a Walnut Ridge police officer fatally shot a man after the man shot his ex-wife then pointed his gun at police.More >>
    Authorities say a Walnut Ridge police officer fatally shot a man after the man shot his ex-wife then pointed his gun at police.More >>
  • Arkansas jury convicts ex-teacher of sex assault

    Arkansas jury convicts ex-teacher of sex assault

    Thursday, April 24 2014 1:12 PM EDT2014-04-24 17:12:12 GMT
    A jury has sentenced a former Trumann High School teacher to 25 years in prison after convicting him of sexual assaulting a then-15-year-old student and fathering her child.More >>
    A jury has sentenced a former Trumann High School teacher to 25 years in prison after convicting him of sexual assaulting a then-15-year-old student and fathering her child.More >>