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Police Want to Install Gun Safes, Store Rifles at Plainfield High Schools

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Police Want to Install Gun Safes, Store Rifles at Plainfield High Schools

District 202 officials are considering a proposal from the Plainfield Police Department to buy and install gun safes at Plainfield high schools in the event there is an active shooter in the building.

The board will continue to review the proposal next month, but will first work with its legal department on the language for the possible agreement.

Under the proposal brought forth by Plainfield Police Chief John Konopek, a secure gun safe would be installed in the office of the on-campus school resource officer, allowing the officer quick access to his or her AR-15 rifle in case there is a shooter in the building.

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  • https://www.facebook.com/app_scoped_user_id/1002964925/ Bobbi Sue Myles

    Finally a police Cap’t that actually thinks with his head. Training and arming certain individual’s at schools will help put an end to the “easy mass taget’ situation the “Gun free Zones” have created in this country.

  • Jaime Cancio

    Amazing, some six/seven years ago, at Cal State University, Bakersfield, myself and a student working for the local police department and others made this exact same recommedation and our comments appeared in the university paper “The Runner” with about a half page article. All of us had experience with firearms and many had direct experience with violent criminals. We were uniformly made out to be ‘kooks’ and ‘outside’ the thinking pattern of other ‘normal’ thinking intellectual academic persons. We were ignored by the school administrators – four school shootings later and after how many dead – guess what idea comes along? I was told the woman police officer lost her job for voicing her opinion [don’t know if that is true]. By the way, having a gun when needed if needed in a critical incident situation – you don’t want it in a safe it takes to much time to get to its location and then make it ready to the location the gun is needed. Better the officer have immediate access to the weapon. You may ask why I mention this information; it is exactly with this demonstration that during an timed exhibition in front of an audience I shot 17 – 45 caliber high power hollow point rounds in 1.7 seconds with one magazine reload that is the very reason a responding officer should have immediate access to a weapon [the target shot into was ninety feet away and I still have a photo of the results of that exhibition display all 17 rounds on target with eight holes touching in the heart ring]. I also demonstarted 18 rounds fired from a revolver in 4.7 seconds using a full power .357 mag revolver. What is very sad is the thought that those persons with skills and real-life knowledge and experience are ignored and their warnings are also discounted.

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