Bryant School Arms Teachers
This is the sign you’ll see at the Arkansas Christan Academy (ACA) in Bryant, a private school that arms its teachers and has recently been on national television for the program.
The school began training its teachers to carry guns after the Sandy Hook shooting, says Pastor Perry Black, who adds that from one to seven staff members are armed on any given day, as well as at Sunday church services.
I just felt like with what’s going on in many of the public sectors where there seems to be a lot of shootings we need to take the same stance that we do in church on Sunday for our kids Monday through Friday,” says Black.
Black said parents as well as staff are very excited to be a part of the program that “puts the safety of their children number one.”
Because it is a private school, AG Dustin McDaniel’s recent opinion that teachers may not carry guns in school does not apply to ACA.
Gubernatorial Candidate Curtis Coleman Praises ACA
Republican gubernatorial candidate Curtis Coleman last week praised ACA’s actions, saying, “I admire the school’s administrator, Perry Black, for recognizing that every moment counts when a gun-toting criminal intent on taking innocent lives is on campus.”