A California school district apparently listened when National Rifle Association’s executive vice president, Wayne LaPierre, suggested arming our schools — it went ahead and did it.
The Fontana Unified School District purchased an arsenal of 14 AR-15 assault rifles for its students’ protection of the students, according to a story by a local CBS affiliate. The rifles will be kept in locked cabinets at each school for use by police in the event of an assault.
“It’s unfortunate that we have to have that, but it’s the best message we can send to anybody that thinks to harm our children,” Fontana Police Chief Rodney Jones told the news station. “The message we’re sending is…not here, not now, we’re prepared for you. And if you seek to harm our children, we will neutralize that threat and you will most likely be killed.”
Fontana Mayor Acquanetta Warren agreed to the decision.
“Everyone wants children safe” Warren said. “At this time, we as a community, we have to come together and find other ways. But in the interim, our police officers need to be equipped.”
Read more at LA-CBS Local News.
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