Arkansas School District Arming More Than 20 Teachers and Staff
An Arkansas school district will arm over 20 faculty members and staff with concealed 9 mm handguns under a state law that allows armed security guards on campus, the Associated Press reported Tuesday.
Some teachers and school employees in Clarksville, Ark. will undergo 53 hours of training with a private facility, including going through drills that simulate campus shooting scenarios, in order to become licensed guards, according to the AP. Those teachers and employees are also provided with a stipend to purchase their weapons.