Lawmakers introduce new bill requiring school police officers to be armed

Published: Jan. 14, 2020 at 9:28 AM CST
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A Kentucky lawmaker has introduced a bill requiring any police officer assigned to schools to be armed.

The measure introduced Monday is a follow-up to last year's school safety law that stemmed from a deadly school shooting. The new measure was introduced by Senate Education Committee Chairman Max Wise.

Last year's school safety law did not specify whether school police needed to carry a weapon. The follow-up measure would require that all school-based police officers be armed.

Last year's school safety law was in response to the January 2018 shooting at Marshall County High School. Two 15-year-old students were killed.

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