LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A regulatory panel has blocked Arkansas schools from using a little known law to arm teachers and staff as volunteer security guards.
The Arkansas Board of Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies on Wednesday voted to suspend the licenses issued to about a dozen school districts. The Clarksville School District used the licenses to train more than 20 teachers and staff to work as armed guards.
The board voted to suspend the licenses while it considers whether to revoke them.
Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said in a legal opinion earlier this month that the board was wrong to issue licenses to school districts designating them as private security firms so they could arm teachers and staff.