Ark. police release documents tied to gun program

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Associated Press

Posted on August 6, 2013 at 5:04 PM

CLARKSVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Authorities in Arkansas have released more than 100 pages of applications and other documents linked to a school district that trained more than 20 teachers and staff to carry concealed handguns on campus.

State Police released the documents to The Associated Press and other news organizations on Tuesday in response to a number of requests under the Freedom of Information Act.

The documents include 14 applications from Clarksville School District staffers seeking to become commissioned security officers.

State Police spokesman Bill Sadler says some unprocessed applications were returned to the district following an opinion from Attorney General Dustin McDaniel last week.

McDaniel said the board that regulates private investigators was wrong to issue licenses to Clarksville and other school districts that would allow them to arm teachers and staff.

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