With an appeal to be heard next month, the superintendents of two Arkansas school districts are defending programs to arm teachers and staff.
Wednesday a legislative panel heard arguments about whether having guns on campus is the best way to protect students.
Lake Hamilton Superintendent Steve Anderson told members of the Joint Judiciary Committee that in addition to two full-time armed security officers, his district has had several staff members, including himself, who have quick access to firearms if the need arises.
Arkansas House and Senate leaders say lawmakers will meet for a refresher course on the state's ethics laws after a state senator resigned over his campaign spending money on clothes, home theater equipment and other personal items.
Senate and House leaders said Tuesday they're planning to hold a seminar on ethics and campaign finance laws on Sept. 26. The meeting is aimed at answering lawmaker's questions about state ethics rules and other issues.