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O.C. school district keeps
rifles, but not on campuses

Orange County Register, by Scott Martindale

Original Article

Posted By:BaseballFan, 1/24/2013 10:26:19 AM

Santa Ana Unified, the only Orange County school district with its own police force, says that certain officers are trained to use department-issued assault rifles, but none of the high-powered guns or other weapons is stored on campuses. (Snip) The Fontana Unified School District in the Inland Empire is storing 14 Colt 6940 rifles in locked safes on its campuses, to be used by the school district´s police department in the event of a campus attack, Superintendent Cali Olsen-Binks said this week.

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So many contradictions in this article.... headline says "not on campus", yet the article says otherwise - twice.
Rifle program is two years´ old, but the rifles were ordered "last fall".
What I don´t get is the approach to this... the guns (supposedly) are stored on campus, but they appear to be use for LEOs only. Well unless the LEOs are right there on campus, they´re useless unless and until the LEOs can get to them in time.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Starlifter Nav, 1/24/2013 10:31:27 AM     (No. 9136283)

And again - "high powered". Not compared to the average deer rifle. Not even considered adequately lage to hunt deer sized game in many states. Just more liberal (but false) buzzwords designed to influence the ignorant. Would the writer call his article "high-powered" speech? I wouldn´t.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 1/24/2013 11:32:09 AM     (No. 9136439)

It was reported earlier that the school districts do not keep the weapons on-campus. They are stored in locked safes at the local police departments. The officers who are authorized to use them, having gone through extensive training, check them out each day and check them back in at night.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 1/24/2013 11:35:48 AM     (No. 9136447)

OP, this school district in Orange County has had this program for two years.

Fontana (in Riverside County) just took delivery of its rifles a few months ago. An article elsewhere specified that those were not being stored on campus, but were at the police department where the campus police checked them out every morning and checked them back in at night.

There is a better article posted at LCom earlier today.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Time4AR2, 1/24/2013 11:59:38 AM     (No. 9136538)

When seconds count, your rifles are only minutes away.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: calgrammy, 1/24/2013 12:30:44 PM     (No. 9136620)

The police in Santa Ana school district would also have to be bilingual. The perps and students don´t speak English.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Yosemite Sam, 1/24/2013 12:38:03 PM     (No. 9136638)

Morons!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Reply 7 - Posted by: dvc, 1/24/2013 1:52:25 PM     (No. 9136833)

These modern style semiauto rifles are good choices for police to defend themselves, but are a bad idea for us peasants to have because we have no need for them and we are too dangerously out of control to be trusted with them. Of course, from a practical standpoint this is like storing fire extinguishers locked in a central warehouse. Stupid as heck.

The overlords and the peasants. See the differences developing. They have got to disarm the "great unwashed".

Exactly the opposite of the intent of the Second Amendment. George Washington called them our "liberty teeth".

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