Gainesville (Ga.) board okays guns in some schools

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The intergovernmental agreement with the City of Gainesville will provide funding for three Colt M4 6920 rifles and for three rifle safes for SROs at Gainesville High School, Gainesville Middle School and Woods Mill Academy.

The City and the School Board would equally share the $6,000 cost with the Gainesville Police Department handling the acquisition.

The Board had originally planned to vote on the gun plan in October, but governance councils at each of the three schools involved wanted time to review the pros and cons of having the weapons on their campuses.

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