Gainesville City Schools (Georgia) are considering whether to allow armed security guards on campus to store police-provided AR-15s in locked gun safes on campus to defend schools against active shooter situations.
Gainesville City Schools is looking into letting campus police officers use these rifles at three of its eight schools.
Right now officers carry pistols. The rifle has twice as much ammo, fires three times farther and is more accurate.
By having it in the school, their reasoning is the officer can react more quickly and effectively to a heavily armed intruder.
The three schools are charter schools and their governance councils plan on discussing and voting separately.
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