"Every school district in America is always looking for ways that they can improve their safety features... At this point we haven't considered that, nor would we in the near future... We do feel like right now that Springdale's a very safe environment," said Rick Schaeffer with the Springdale Public Schools.
Schaeffer explained different measures they are taking to keep students safe.
"We've increased the number of schools that have resource officers. We now have them in both of our high schools, our ALE [Alternative Learning Environment], our four junior highs and our four middle schools... We've got the safety entrances at all of our schools. You have to buzz to get in no matter who you are, including our superintendent Dr. Rollins or anybody else."
Some feel Clarksville schools are making the right choice and taking protection to the next level.
"There's good and bad in just about any of these decisions."
But as for seeing teachers packing heat in our area, representatives from Fayetteville, Rogers and Bentonville schools agree with Springdale's stance.
"We hire our teachers to teach, and that's what they're there for is to teach. We have a good, safe environment. We want it always to be a safe environment, but no, we're not in the thought process of arming our teachers... I think they want to leave the safety of the school to someone else, rather than have guns in the classroom."