Public schools

Judge: Illegal for Arkansas School To Arm Teachers

Because...the school isn't a private guard company, or something


A controversial program to arm teachers and school staff members in an Arkansas town was shot down Thursday as illegal under state law. …

The new plan — which would have armed about 20 volunteer teachers and staff members — troubled some legislators, who sought a ruling on its legality from state Attorney General Dustin McDaniel.

In an opinion issued Thursday, McDaniel said state codes don't 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."

(H/T Charles WT)