Arkansas Attorney General Blocks Plan to Arm Teachers
The attorney general of Arkansas has forbidden the state’s school districts from taking advantage of a little-known law that would arm teachers as de facto security guards who carry guns on campus. According to the Associated Press, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel (D) ruled that the teachers have not been adequately trained or certified to work as armed security personnel and would therefore pose a safety threat to students.
“Simply put, the code in my opinion does not authorize either licensing a school district as a guard company or classifying it as a private business authorized to employ its own teachers as armed guards,” McDaniel wrote in his decision.
The decision came in response to a plan by the Clarksville School District to distribute 9 mm handguns to 20 teachers in the district. McDaniel wrote that that state board that licenses private security agencies has not certified the school district as a security agency, making Clarksville School District Superintendent David Hopkins’ plan illegal.
Because it’s really that fucking hard to understand that more guns = more danger. Deliberate block heads but at least the AG took some action.