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California School District Buys Assault Weapons To "Protect" Students

The Fontana School District in San Bernadino County, California has purchased fourteen AR-15 assault weapons in order to "protect" students and staffers from potential attacks.
FUSD Superintendent Cali Olsen-Binks approved the acquisition of the rifles, which are being stored on campuses in locked safes for responding police officers in the event of an attack. Fontana Police Chief Rodney Jones and Mayor Acquanetta Warren supported Olsen-Binks’ decision. “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,” said Jones. “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.”  Warren said, “Everyone wants children safe. 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.” School board member Sophia Green, however, doesn’t believe anyone will be safer if weapons are kept inside schools. “If a person who has the intention of coming on campus to kill… knows we have the AR-15s…they might come with something even bigger or better. They will come prepared,” she said.
What could possibly go wrong?

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