Asa Hutchinson, Under Secretary for Border and Transportation Security for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announces the planned use of radio frequency identification or RFID at border crossings at a press conference January 25, 2005 at the U.S. Border Port of Entry in Nogales, Arizona. The program, part of the US-VISIT, will test the use the tag technology used on many of the toll roadways in order to unclog border crossings. (Photo by Jeff Topping/Getty Images)
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas Republican gubernatorial hopeful and former U.S. Rep. Asa Hutchinson says school safety should be a fundamental part of an adequate education for students.
Hutchinson made the comments Wednesday when he spoke to members of the National Lieutenant Governors Association during a gathering in Little Rock.
Hutchinson was named the head of a National Rifle Association committee studying ways to improve classroom safety after 20 children and six educators were fatally shot at a Connecticut school.
Hutchinson, Little Rock businessman Curtis Coleman and state Rep. Debra Hobbs are seeking the GOP nomination for governor in Arkansas. Former U.S. Rep. Mike Ross is seeking the Democratic nomination.
Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe is term-limited and can't seek re-election next year.
Hutchinson ran unsuccessfully for governor in 2006 and lost to Beebe.
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