Ga. District's Defense Plan: Assault Rifles in Safes

Police introduced idea
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Oct 1, 2013 10:36 AM CDT
In this March 27, 2008, file photo, an M4 rifle is displayed at the Colt Defense Plant in Hartford, Conn.   (AP Photo/Richard Lardner)

(Newser) – A school district in northeast Georgia has a potential new plan against shootings: Schools would keep assault rifles in safes. One Colt carbine M4 rifle would be kept in each of three schools; the safes wouldn't unlock without the fingerprint of a school's resource officer, the Times of Gainesville reports. Outside school hours, they'd be kept in the resource officers' vehicles. The middle school's board has voted in favor of the plan; the other schools are set to vote this month. Police introduced the idea following the Newtown massacre, the AP notes. (Read more Georgia stories.)

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