School Police in California’s crime plagued city of Compton will have a new tool at their disposal in the upcoming school year – AR-15′s rifles.
The rifles will be stored in the trunks of patrol cars while the officers are on duty and will only be issued to certain, pre-approved officers.
Many school districts have elected to extend the range and firepower of their resource officers following school shootings in recent years. As someone famously said, “The only thing that can stop a bad guy with a gun, is a good guy with a gun.”
Of course, since this is California, not everyone is on board with this idea. From 89.3 KPCC,
But some community members are upset about the policy, questioning the utility of having such high-powered firearms in the hands of school police officers.