(DNEWS) — SANDPOINT, Idaho — recall drive has been approved against a northern Idaho school board chairman who proposed arming teachers as a security measure, setting up a possible election this spring.

Bonner County Clerk Ann Dutson-Sater said she’s received enough signatures from recall supporters to start the process against Steve Youngdahl, head of the Lake Pend Oreille School District board, the Bonner County Daily Bee reported. The deadline was Friday.

Ann Dutson-Sater said Youngdahl has five days to resign after receiving a letter about the recall. If he declines, the school district must schedule a special election for March 11.

“I can assure you that I’m not going to resign,” Youngdahl told The Associated Press on Saturday. “And I’ve already received the letter from the clerk.”

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