FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - Governor Andy Beshear signed a bill into law Friday that requires all school resource officers to be armed with guns.
"I simply can't ask a school resource officer to stop an armed gunman from entering a school without having the ability to achieve this mission and also protect themselves," Gov. Beshear said.
Senate Bill 8 was sent to the governor's desk after passing in the full House earlier this month.
SB 8 is an add on to last year's school safety bill that required all schools to have SROs.
The bill goes into effect immediately.