Rifles for school? But, but, but, rifles for school is a bad thing, isn’t it? How will those kids be safe with rifles for school? Isn’t that what that crazy-assed psycho Wayne LaPierre wanted? *gigglesnort*
(Hey, what can protect our kids? THIS can protect our kids! Beautiful, beautiful weapon, indeed!)
A school in California (!) has purchased 14 Colt LE6940 rifles for school police officers. Yes. I said California. Not Texas. California. I reckon even one of the most liberal States in our Union still cares about their kids enough to put rifles in school.
Good for them! This is what happens when people actually want to protect their kids against future Adam Lanzas. This, m friends, is arming the good guys with better guns than the bad guys have. Freaking amazing that this is in California, but there it is.
FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — The high-powered semiautomatic rifles recently shipped to school police in this Southern California city look like they belong on a battlefield rather than in a high school, but officials here say the weapons could help stop a massacre like the one that claimed the lives of 26 students and educators in Connecticut just weeks ago.
Fontana Unified School District police purchased 14 of the Colt LE6940 rifles last fall, and they were delivered the first week of December — a week before the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Over the holiday break, the district’s 14 school police officers received 40 hours of training on the rifles. Officers check them out for each shift from a fireproof safe in the police force’s main office.
–Some parents and students, however, reacted with alarm to the news that school resource officers were being issued the rifles during their shifts. The officers split their time between 44 schools in the district and keep the rifles in a safe at their assigned school or secured in their patrol car each day before checking the weapon back in to the school police headquarters each night.
–Fontana is a city of about 200,000 people east of Los Angeles.
“I came from a teaching background, and it’s appalling to think that we’d have to have security officers — let alone armed police officers — on our campuses. But the bottom line is … everybody has anxiety over school safety right now,” Olsen-Binks said. “Our police officers said they would take a bullet for these kids and because they are willing to put their lives on the line, they need to be equipped for all scenarios.”
But these school police officers are also very equipped to specifically handle any future Adam Lanza wanna-be from showing up, looking to make a name for himself. Boom.