Arkansas governor seeks federal terrorism dollars to arm school teachers

Gov. Asa Hutchison of Arkansas, who spoke approvingly of arming teachers in a meeting with President Donald Trump last week, has called for federal counterterrorism funds to be spent hardening local schools. Hutchison said that his state has a solid record of finding instances where it was appropriate to arm school staff. However, he also [...]


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Jon E. Dougherty is a political, foreign policy and national security analyst and reporter with nearly 30 years of experience in both fields. A U.S. Army veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, he holds BA in Political Science from Ashford University and an MA in National Security Studies/Intelligence Analysis from American Military University.