UPDATE: Panel suspends all state public school security officer gun licenses

Arkansas Board of Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies meeting on Wednesday

LITTLE ROCK (KATV) - A regulatory panel has suspended all Arkansas public school security officer gun licenses.

The Arkansas Board of Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies on Wednesday called the licenses a danger to the health, safety and welfare of the public. The decision affects all public schools, including the Clarksville School District, which had planned to arm more than 20 teachers and staff using the licenses as to act as volunteer security guards on campus.

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.

KATV's Janelle Lilley was at today's meeting. She will have more tonight on Channel 7 News at 5:00 & 6:00.

Clarksville School District arming more than 20 teachers, staff (July 30)
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Ark. police release documents tied to gun program
(Aug. 6)

Clarksville School District going against AG's opinion (Aug. 6)
Clarksville School District waiting to see if safety plan can move forward (Aug. 8)

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