UPDATE: Ark. panel reverses self on schools arming staff
By ANDREW DeMILLO Associated Press
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.
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.
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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