Friday, August 16, 2013

Statement on Faulkner County Sheriff’s Plan to Arm School Administrators

Little Rock, Ark. - Today, former Prosecutor and Republican candidate for Attorney General Leslie Rutledge issued the following statement in response to Faulkner County Sheriff Andy Shock’s proposal to arm school administrators as part of a plan to protect students from an armed intruder on school grounds:
“Sheriff Shock’s proposal is the right step our local communities should be taking to protect Arkansas’s school children. He’s taking the initiative at a local level by proposing a comprehensive program that will train and equip district administrators with the tools they need to respond to an armed threat. Local law enforcement working closely with local government to solve a local problem is the right approach to Arkansas’s school safety issue. A local solution tailored to each community’s unique situation is always better than a one size never fits all big government approach.”A native Arkansan, Rutledge graduated from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and received her law degree from the William H. Bowen School of Law in Little Rock. She began her legal career as Clerk for Arkansas Court of Appeals Judge Josephine Hart, now Associate Justice on the Arkansas Supreme Court. She served as a Deputy Prosecutor for the State of Arkansas and then as Deputy Counsel for Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and Legal Counsel on the Mike Huckabee for President Campaign. Rutledge also worked as Legal Counsel for the Republican National Committee. She is currently practicing law at The Rutledge Firm, PLLC, in Little Rock.

The following are key issues for the Leslie Rutledge for Attorney General campaign:
• Protecting Arkansas Seniors
• Prosecuting Criminals and Internet Predators
• Standing Up to Federal Overreach
• Restoring Public Trust
• Consumer Protection
• Sanctity of Life
• Preserving Second Amendment Rights

Rutledge vows to be vigilant on any and all law breakers.

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