Law Enforcement Required to be Armed While Serving as School Security

Law enforcement officers would be required to carry weapons when assigned to provide security at schools, under legislation that won final approval from Kentucky lawmakers on Friday.

The measure passed the House, 78-8, after a lengthy debate, sending the bill to Gov. Andy Beshear. It previously passed the Senate.

It’s a follow-up to last year’s sweeping school safety law, which did not specify whether school police officers needed to carry a weapon. The new bill also aims to bolster school counseling, a widely supported proposal.

Source: MG News

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