After the attorney general of Arkansas, Dustin McDaniel, forbid the state’s school districts from taking advantage of an obscure law that would allow armed teachers to serve as security guards, a private school in Bryant has decided to arm its staff anyway.
“I just felt like with what’s going on in many of the public sectors where there seems to be a lot of shootings we need to take the same stance that we do in church on Sunday for our kids Monday through Friday,” said Pastor Perry Black of the Arkansas Christian Academy.
Pastor Black has armed security during Sunday service, but now his school will be seeing the same thing five days a week. He posted some signs in front of the school that read: “Staff is armed and trained. Any attempt to harm children will be met with deadly force.”
Pastor Black says about 1 to 7 staff members are armed on any given day.