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.

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Oct 1, 2013 6:02 PM CDT
Great. But what if the schools 'resource officer' is taken out first? Also, hackers have found a way to unlock the new iphones fingerprint security system. Why wouldn't it work on a school safe? Whatever.
Oct 1, 2013 5:28 PM CDT
"... and it would appear that the school resource officer was the first casualty of the shooting."
Oct 1, 2013 4:46 PM CDT
Good thinking. I don't understand why, (besides emotional irrationality) anyone would think this is a bad idea. Do these same people think it's a bad idea that people with guns guard the POTUS? Do these people think that the White House should be a gun free zone. If the POTUS is safer with guns around him, then why wouldn't school children be? Having a locked rifle in the school for emergencies, is a good commonsense idea.