Under a plan being discussed by a northeast Georgia school district, Colt 6920 M4 carbine rifles would be stored in safes inside schools to defend students in a school shooting. Details of the plan by Gainesville City Schools were discussed Monday, as parents and teachers met with city police.
A Georgia school system is considering the idea of storing rifles in school offices in case they're needed to defend students in a school shooting. Gainesville City Schools Superintendent Merrianne Dyer says the rifles would be placed at Gainesville High School, Gainesville Middle School and Wood's Mill Academy.
The suburban Atlanta school bookkeeper who talked a gunman into surrendering to authorities after a standoff with police has been honored by members of her church and a U.S. congressman. Antoinette Tuff was sitting in the front office at McNair Discovery Learning Academy Aug. 20 when a 20-year-old man carrying an assault rifle walked in and prompted a lockdown.