Gov. to receive Arkansas School Safety Commission interim report

(WAVE 3 News)
Published: Jul. 26, 2022 at 10:56 PM CDT
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KAIT/KARK) - The Arkansas School Safety Commission will hand over its interim report to Governor Asa Hutchinson Tuesday.

The commission will meet again on Aug. 8, but the July 26 meeting was the last before the interim report is due to Hutchinson on Tuesday.

Content partner KARK said, “The commission reconvened following the Uvalde school shooting in May.”

“No campus should ever be without an armed presence at all times when staff are attending class or major extra-curricular activities,” said Washington County Sheriff Tim Helder, who is the Chair of the Law Enforcement and Protection Subcommittee. “I can’t think of a better time to get it done than now… that we become a little bit more forceful in our approach as far as what we want the legislature to do.”

Many ideas were mentioned at the last meeting on July 26, such as closely monitoring the social media of potential shooters, keeping school and classroom doors always locked, and more closely monitoring firearm sales in the state.

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