The Kentucky Senate has passed legislation to require that police officers be armed when assigned to schools.
The bill cleared the Senate on a 34-1 vote Monday and now goes to the House. The measure is a follow-up to last year's sweeping school safety law.
That law did not specify whether school police officers needed to carry a weapon. The new legislation would add the requirement that all school-based officers be armed.
Under the new measure, at least one school resource officer would be assigned to each school campus.