AR-15s Are in the Hands of Every School Police Officer in This District

The Blaze – February 25, 2014 – Elizabeth Kreft

School police officers are carrying AR-15s in one Utah district to help in “rapid response” situations.”

The Granite School Police District is under scrutiny this week from local television and print media for arming their officers with semi-automatic weapons, but a spokesman for the district told TheBlaze they’ve actually been carrying these weapons for five years.





Granite School Police Chief Randy Johnson said their role is to protect students and reassure parents.

“If we don’t get in and stop the shooter, more people are going to die,” Johnson told KSL-TV.

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