Bob Owens

The saddest truth in politics is that people get the leaders they deserve

School district politely tells state AG to have carnal relations with himself; they’re preparing to arm teachers and staff

Written By: Bob - Aug• 08•13

Clarksville Superintendent David Hopkins is going to keep his students safe, regardless of what anti-gun Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel opines:

The Clarksville school superintendent said Monday that trained teachers and staff still could be armed when school starts since he has determined that an attorney general’s opinion unfavorable to the program is “erroneous.”

Superintendent David Hopkins said that after consulting over the weekend with the school district’s attorney, he has concluded that Attorney General Dustin McDaniel was wrong to say in an advisory opinion last week that school districts are not permitted under state law to act as private entities able to hire private security guards or train their employees to provide armed security.

The district recently spent about $68,000 training about 20 employees to serve as armed security guards. Hopkins said Monday the district is waiting on word from the Arkansas State Police as to whether McDaniel’s opinion means the district has to cancel the program — and that unless the agency indicates that it does, the program will be in place when classes start Aug. 19.

“We’re sitting on go,” he said. “The only thing that’s detracting from this process is the attorney general’s erroneous opinion.”

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4 Comments

  1. J. Knight. says:

    I’ve been following this case closely as I live in Arkansas. It’s just good to see someone stand up to the AG. Since he had an affair w/opposing counsel in a case and had to resign the governor’s race, he has shown his true colors. It’s a good thing because he is likely to run for something again, and we now have evidence of his duplicity(which is claiming to be conservative every time he runs for office).

  2. gary says:

    ITS NICE TO SEE SOMEBODY WITH SOME BALLS TO STAND UP TO PEOPLE LIKE THIS LOW LIFE AG. GET THIS DIRTBAG AG OUT OF OFFICE.

  3. Gun Safety starts with each and every one of us. We need to make sure we are properly protecting our firearms if we want to continue keeping our rights as gun owners.

  4. Steve Skubinna says:

    Why would they spend all that money on armed security, when all it would take to keep the kids safe is posting a few “Gun Free Zone” signs? I don’t believe there has ever been a single documented case of a criminal flouting firearms laws.