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