SB8: Bill to arm school officers on shooting anniversary

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Statewide a bill making its way to the Senate would require police officers at Kentucky schools to carry guns.

Senate bill 8 is a follow-up to last year’s school safety law, which didn’t say whether officers needed to carry a weapon.

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The bill made its way to the Senate Thursday on the second anniversary of the shooting at Marshall County High School, where two students were killed and 14 others were injured after a shooter opened fire.

To mark the anniversary, students at the school held a blood drive and a community gathering.

A comfort dog was also brought in for students and staff.

The accused shooter, Gabe Parker, was a Marshall County High School student.

His trial is scheduled to start in June.