Granite district equips its school officers with military rifles

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  • BU52 Provo, ut
    Feb. 24, 2014 7:22 p.m.

    Militarizing the police force is not a good idea.

  • FT salt lake city, UT
    Feb. 24, 2014 6:50 p.m.

    Huh? Seriously? We got more guns than ever in our society and it seems like they are preventing very little.

  • benjoginko Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Feb. 24, 2014 6:20 p.m.

    what a waste of money. Violent crime in the US has been dropping for the last 20 years but everyone acts like it is getting worse because they saw it on TV or the internet. Decisions need to be made with data not emotions.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Feb. 24, 2014 6:06 p.m.

    We can read this headline without incredulously demanding to know what happened to our society. Says something, doesn't it?

  • Harrison Bergeron Holladay , UT
    Feb. 24, 2014 5:06 p.m.

    I hope many of the teachers are armed too. That's the quickest response.

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    Feb. 24, 2014 5:05 p.m.

    Sadly Ironic,

    Since they can't equip them with enough books, pencils or teachers...

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Feb. 24, 2014 4:33 p.m.

    Are they encouraging licensed and background checked teachers with concealed carry permits (who volunteer to do so) to carry in schools, or at least allowing it?

    Not that a handgun armed CWP teacher is a substitute for a better trained POST certified law enforcement officer, but it provides defense in depth and a first responder capability, and also knowledge than if an attacker takes out one of the cops, they still might not have the "unarmed victim zone" killers find so attractive.