Ivey: Arm School Administrators

Gov. Kay Ivey Wednesday unveiled a plan to arm some school administrators.   It would apply to schools that don't have officers.   The administrators selected would be required to undergo training and screening, and receive permission from local authorities, including the sheriff, school superintendent, and school board.   The plan was introduced amid a national debate on improving school safety, following a series of school shootings.   Ivey had previously expressed misgivings about arming some teachers, which is supported by President Trump and many Republican voters, but opposed by Democrats.  The governor's announcement, made less than a week before the GOP primary, appeared tailored to steer a middle course.    "Our children's safety is something not to be taken lightly," Ivey said.   "We must get this right."


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