Faulkner County Sheriff Andy Shock will address members of the Mount Vernon-Enola School Board in a special meeting tonight to discuss his plan for arming administrators with concealed weapons.
Shock met with the school board in August and said his proposed plan would allow an avenue to arm administrators if the individual school district agrees on the plan.
Shock had previously discussed the idea with several school districts in Faulkner County.
“When meeting with administrators, I stressed I’m not trying to make them do this,” he said in a recent interview with the Log Cabin Democrat. “I’m not pressuring them. This is just an option.
“I’m all about local decision-making,” he said. “I told the administrators that if your school board can get with its constituents and everyone wants to go this way, I’m going to do all I can to make it happen.”
The proposed plan would put administrators through the same 110-hour certified law enforcement training that volunteer reserve deputies are required to complete, Shock said.