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 46 comments Comments 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.