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.