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State panel calls for armed presence at all Ark. schools


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas School Safety Commission issued its preliminary report Tuesday and recommends that every school always have an armed presence, including a trained resource officer whenever financially feasible.

The report also calls for increased mental health resources for students, anti-bullying programs, changes to school infrastructure and mandatory school safety assessments verified by the state every three years. Except to recommend more armed guards, the commission did not address gun access or control.

Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson, who formed the commission...

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