Utah School District Gets Armed With AR-15 to Protect Students, Local Media Gets it Wrong

February 27 2014
by GSL Staff
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According to KSDK, at least one school district in Utah will be very well protected from now on.

The Granite School District Police Department will now be carrying AR-15 rifles in addition to their sidearms.

The local media incorrectly calls the rifles “assault rifles” and “military grade AR-15s” (no military uses the AR-15 rifle).

At least the police chief has it right. Via KSDK,

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.”

I’m glad students will be protected by trained good guys with proper firepower, but I wish the media would avoid sensationalizing the headline.

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