Should Assault Rifles be Allowed in Schools?

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Utah is arming its school police with assault rifles. The police chief says the weapons will help in “rapid response” situations. But what happens if the weapons end up in the wrong hands? Are high-powered weapons the answer, or should schools spend money on other security measures like hiring more police?  Should these officers be equipped for all scenarios? Will parents feel nervous over AR-15 rifles being in their children’s schools, or will it help them feel more secure?

I discussed this topic on Fox 26 Houston with Sharon Washington and Karen Townsend. Watch the video and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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