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Newly hired armed guard leaves gun unattended in school bathroom

School officials announced last week that they had hired retired county sheriff Clark Arnold to serve as Chatfield’s armed security officer, the Huffington Post reports. The National Rifle Association sparked controversy in the weeks following Wayne LaPierre’s call to place armed guards in every school. LaPierre called such a move “the one thing that would keep people safe,” but one that may have backfired for a charter school that took his advice to heart. While President Barack Obama and gun control supporters have expressed skepticism about staffing schools with armed guards, Chatfield School in Lapeer, Mich. — like LaPierre — felt that its students and staff would be safer with such security measures. So school officials announced last week that they had hired retired county sheriff Clark Arnold to serve as Chatfield’s armed security officer…

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