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New weapons policy adopted for Clarke County Public Schools

1 August 2020 Clarke County News


Clarke County Public Schools revised a policy on who can give permission to carry a weapon at school and school events.

The old policy states that authorization of the school or school division can give permission.

The new policy specifies that Superintendent Chuck Bishop and Assistant Superintendent Rick Catlett can authorize permission.

The new policy would enable any specific individual deemed by administration to be responsible can assist if necessary.

Such individuals would include those that hold a valid firearm permit, retired law enforcement or military officers can help provide security at school and school events if their services are needed.

Currently the only people permitted in any Clarke County school to carry weapons are school resource officers and other officers of the law.

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