A Georgia school district is considering buying AR-15-type assault rifles and storing them in safes on school campuses to defend against a shooting.
The Times of Gainesville reports that the guns, Colt 6920 M4 carbine rifles, would be locked in the vehicles of school resource officers when the schools aren't in session.
Each school in the Gainesville City Schools district would receive one rifle, according to the report, which was based on information provided at a district meeting on Sept. 30 involving parents and teachers met with police.
The campus safes that would be used to store the rifles would be outfitted with fingerprint recognition and only the resource officer would have have access to the rifle, according to the district.
The plan has not been approved by the school board.