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UPDATE: Ark. panel reverses self on schools arming staff

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By ANDREW DeMILLO
Associated Press

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A state board is allowing three Arkansas school districts to continue using a licensing law to employ teachers and staff as armed security guards, reversing an earlier decision to block some of the schools from arming employees.

The Arkansas Board of Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies voted Wednesday to allow the Clarksville, Lake Hamilton and Cutter Morning Star school districts to keep their licenses as private security firms for two years. The panel is reviewing the licenses of 13 districts that had used the licenses to arm employees.

The panel initially voted to revoke the Clarksville and Lake Hamilton licenses, but reversed that decision after allowing Cutter Morning Star to keep its licenses.

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel last month said the licensing law was not intended for public schools.

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