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Arkansas School District to Arm 20 Teachers and Staff

The district will be the first in the state to arm teachers and is doing so under a state law that allows licensed, armed security guards on campus.
July 31, 2013
 

A small school district in Arkansas will arm 20 volunteer teachers and staff with handguns starting in the fall, reigniting debate about the best way to protect children in schools.

The district will be the first in the state to arm teachers and is doing so under a state law that allows licensed, armed security guards on campus. The school’s participants in the program, whose identities will be kept secret, will be considered security guards after undergoing 53 hours of training.

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