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.