Georgia district mulls placing rifles in school offices

Friday, September 6, 2013

A school system in north Georgia is considering a proposal that would allow district police to store rifles in school offices in case they're needed to defend students in a school shooting.

Gainesville City Schools Superintendent Merrianne Dyer said school resource officers would have access  to rifles placed at Gainesville High School, Gainesville Middle School and Wood's Mill Academy.

"These things happen quickly, they happen unexpectedly and in places and locations where we can't anticipate. Any lapse of time to get a weapon would be detrimental in an emergency," Dyer told

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