New bill would mandate armed officers in KY schools

A bill in the Kentucky Senate would require all police officers working in Kentucky’s schools to carry firearms. The Courier-Journal reports that Senate Bill 8, filed by Republican Senator Max Wise of Campbellsville, would mandate all law enforcement officers in schools to be armed while on duty inside the school.

The bill would amend Kentucky’s 2019 school safety law, which mandated that all schools have a school resource officer, but did not clarify whether the officers needed to carry a weapon.