Lee County school board members critical of AG’s rejection of armed teachers

Sep 2, 2018 by

Lee County school board members are voicing criticism of Virginia Attorney General Mike Herring, who on Tuesday issued an opinion that arming school teachers conflicts with state law.

The Lee County school board voted to arm certain teachers because it said it did not have the money to fund a security officer in every school, but wanted to protect students and staff.

“When a local school board agrees unanimously, without political preference, to be proactive in adding security to our facilities, it should matter to our state elected officials,” school board chair Mike Kidwell told Watchdog.org Wednesday.

Source: Lee County school board members critical of AG’s rejection of armed teachers | Virginia | watchdog.org

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