School District Approves Rifles for School Resource Officers

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A north Georgia school board has approved a measure allowing some school resource officers to carry rifles.

The plan calls for a rifle to be kept in each of the city’s high schools and middle schools, The Gainesville Times reported.

The weapons will be kept inside safes and will be accessible only to the school resource officer, school district officials have said. Earlier this year, district leaders said the safes would be accessible by fingerprint recognition.

The estimated $6,000 cost will be split between the district and the police department, the newspaper reported.

The city’s police department approached the district with a proposal to allow resource officers in certain schools to carry rifles after the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn., in December 2012.

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