Clarksville School District going against AG's opinion

CLARKSVILLE (KATV) - The superintendent of Clarksville Schools says he thinks the Attorney General is wrong in his opinion that schools shouldn't be licensing teachers and staff to carry guns.

Superintendent David Hopkins said the district would move ahead with their plan to arm teachers. The school district has asked for a second opinion from the State Board of Private Investigators and Security Agencies, and the State Police Board who issued the permits to school employees.

Hopkins said he sees both sides of the argument - but wants to protect the students.

"I'm a parent and I see both sides of the argument. If we happen to be one of those misfortunate schools that if a person tries to come in and kill us then we don't want that guy to have every detail of our security plan." said Hopkins.