Arkansas Panel: Schools Can Arm Teachers, Staff

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press  on Wednesday, Sep. 11, 2013 1:44 pm  

"Our children are our greatest resource in this state and they deserve to be protected ... Right now we have a mechanism in place that has worked and has worked under your guidelines for 20 years without any problem," Lake Hamilton Superintendent Steve Anderson told the board.

Jack Acre, a member of the board who voted against allowing the licenses to continue, said he thinks outside security firms or law enforcement are better equipped to handle school security.

"If you're a teacher, you can't teach school and be a security guard. If you're driving a bus, you can't do it," Acre said.

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