Kentucky bill introduced requiring school resource officers to carry guns

Kentucky bill introduced requiring school resource officers to carry guns
Since the shooting the department has hired four additional school resource officers.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KFVS) - The Kentucky Senate has passed legislation to require that police officers be armed when assigned to schools.

On Jan. 27, the bill passed the Senate with a 34-1 vote, and is now headed to the house.

On Jan. 13, the bill introduced to the state Senate, would amend the School Safety and Resiliency Act.

The bill was introduced after a school shooting in Marshall County left two students dead and others wounded.

If this new bill were to pass, it would amend the definition of a school resource officer.

The new bill would also clarify which facilities are required to have a school resource officers and would require that school resource officers are armed with a firearm.

You can read the full bill here.

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