UT School District Arms Resource Officers With Assault Rifles


(KSL) Law enforcement officers for Utah's Granite School District are now carrying AR-15 rifles.

The Granite School District Police Department said it has equipped all officers with the rifles to help parents rest assured their kids are safe.

"These weapons are not intended to provide intimidation for anybody but bad guys," said Granite School District spokesperson Ben Horsley.

According to Police Chief Randy Johnson, the rifles are no different than a shotgun. However, officials feel the weapons will help keep kids a lot safer in an emergency event.

"If we don't get in and stop the shooter, more people are going to die. It's called rapid response,"
Johnson says. "This has a single projectile that is very accurate, and that's why we issue them to our officers."

Read more: http://bit.ly/1esS9Pl


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WITN

275 E. Arlington Blvd. Greenville, NC 27858 252-439-7777
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 247073351 - witn.com/a?a=247073351