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

Police introduced idea

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 1, 2013 10:36 AM CDT

(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.

In this March 27, 2008, file photo, an M4 rifle is displayed at the Colt Defense Plant in Hartford, Conn.   (AP Photo/Richard Lardner)
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