MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) –
Gov. Kay Ivey announced a program Wednesday that will train administrators in school security.
The voluntary Alabama Sentry Program will allow administrators in schools without a school resource officer to have a firearm on campus in a safe in order to respond to an active shooter.
Administrators who participate in the program must complete training and have approval from the local superintendent, school board and county sheriff to participate.
School sentries will be required to keep their firearms in a secured weapon storage system. School sentries, or their board of education, will be responsible for getting an approved weapon, ammunition and a specially-designed bullet-proof vest.