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Calif. School Police Get Colt Carbines

January 23, 2013  | 

The Fontana Unified School District's 14 police officers were recently armed with semi-automatic rifles, drawing sharp criticism from some in the Southern California community who oppose having such weapons on campuses.

The Colt 6940 model rifles, which cost about $1,000 each, will be kept in on-campus safes and only be used in "extreme emergency cases" like the Newtown, Conn., massacre, said Supt. Cali Olsen-Binks.

The district purchased the rifles in October and they arrived in December, before the tragedy in Newtown, where a gunman killed 26 people—20 of them children—at an elementary school. The shooting sparked a debate on whether armed school guards could prevent these types of tragedies.

Read the full Los Angeles Times story.

Tags: Campus Safety, AR-Type Rifles, Colt


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Tschako @ 1/23/2013 9:25 PM

They won't prevent anything if locked in a safe. I like the way the article describes the "assault rifles" as "semi-automatic rifles" when they are quite likely the same rifles they and the pols are trying to ban.

Ima Leprechaun @ 1/30/2013 2:01 AM

This is just a little goofy, if the crazy guy needs a powerful rifle he shouldnt bring one but just use his legally purchased pistol to take care of the cop then take his high powered rifle. No matter where a LEO goes there is always a gun there, that's basic training 101. Bring what ya want but its just more for the crazy guys.

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