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Fontana Stores Semiautomatic Rifles on School Campus as Safety Program

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Fontana, Calif.,-It seems that school safety is on the minds of several towns looking for the best way to protect the children at school. In the City of Fontana, they just took delivery of fourteen semiautomatic rifles purchased at a cost of $1,000 each.  The rifles are stored in locked safes on campuses to be used if there is an attack.

The school district police purchased the rifles last Fall before the news of the Connecticut school massacre as part of a controversial safety program.

KESQ.com reports,”Fontana City Police Chief Rodney Jones tells KCBS-TV that the high-powered weapons are the best message to send to anybody thinking about harming children.”

Critics are complaining about the use of $14,000 for this program. Story link


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  1. Let the police handle police matters, not gun-toting educators armed with semiautomatic assault rifles. Teachers ought not be put in the position of killing kids.

    • Dan OBrien Dan OBrien says:

      The Fontana School District has a wonderful School Police force. The Police force felt the need for the weapons, who are we to second guess them? It was approved by their school board, they are the ruling body and felt it was a justified purchase.

      Critics that are complaining are misguided in my opinion.

      • Terry Elam Terry Elam says:

        The right to bear arms is a guarantee against government oppression. Military rule. Placing armed guards in the schools only serves to expand government oppression creating the need for students to better arm themselves.
        Who are we to second guess?
        How long before a kid gets shot by their so called protector?

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