School officials have decided to drop a lawsuit against the state about arming teachers.
The Lee County school board has discontinued the lawsuit it filed after the state blocked the implementation of a school safety policy that would allow teachers to carry firearms on school grounds.
Superintendent Dr. Brian Austin says the school system will still move forward with security training for teachers.
“We have continued to have our employees participate in more training that will better prepare them for their part-time security roles and some of them are now in the process of applying for state certifications,” Austin said. “We are hopeful that the additional training obtained by LCSB employees will give the state Department of Criminal Justice Services comfort in granting our employees the requested certifications.”
Austin says the school board hopes to have its “School Security Agent” program up and running by the start of the 2019-2020 school year.