Arkansas school district will arm teachers, defying AG

Friday, August 9, 2013

An Arkansas school district that was advised against arming its staff by the state attorney general has decided to let teachers carry guns anyway.

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel recently issued an advisory opinion to Clarksville schools instructing them to abandon plans to let teachers and staff volunteer to carry weapons on school grounds. The teachers and staff had already completed a two-day gun training program that district administrators believed would ultimately make their schools safer in the event of a mass shooting.

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