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.
Law enforcement trainers in northwest Georgia are using the old Eastbrook Middle School in Dalton — emptied in 2012 and replaced by the new Eastbrook Middle — to run "active shooter" simulations to train officers.