I have been opposed to arming teachers and have shared this publicly numerous times. Teachers have so many responsibilities in their daily professional life. https://t.co/kI0tz0habW
— Michael Poore (@MichaelPoore1) July 25, 2018
Michael Poore, the superintendent of the state-controlled Little Rock School District, says he opposes arming teachers.
Poore answered directly the question of a Moms Demand activist on the movement to arm staff in school districts around the state. Gov. Asa Hutchinson, who effectively controls LRSD through Education Commissioner Johnny Key, is a strong backer of more guns on school campuses though he, too, has stopped short of joining those who think classroom teachers should add armed security duties to their existing workload. So maybe Poore can get away with saying this.
LRSD is considering armed school officers.