Safety panel backs arming Arkansas school staffers

Bigger resource-officer role also on list for Hutchinson

Posted: June 12, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

Arkansas School Safety Commission member Will Jones, an assistant attorney general, listens to a presentation of a subcommittee report Monday morning at the Criminal Justice Institute in Little Rock.

The Arkansas School Safety Commission on Monday endorsed recommendations that favor arming school district employees -- as already allowed in state law -- who volunteer to undergo training and psychological testing.

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