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One AR school district may soon have teachers carrying guns

(WMC-TV) - One Arkansas school district is now arming volunteer teachers and staff with guns.

After the Newton Elementary school shooting, training for an "emergency response team" has begun in Clarksville. The School district is using a little-known law that allows licensed and armed security guards on campus.

The president of the Arkansas education association admits there are still a few kinks to be worked out.

"My concern with that would be when law officers comes, who do they know are the gunmen? ...(How can they tell who) the trained security guards (are) in that session? That's some of the unknown. Students being caught in the cross fire will also be another concern, as well," admitted Brenda Robinson.

Teachers and staff are required to undergo at least 53 hours of training before they can be considered guards.

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