- Associated Press - Thursday, September 8, 2016

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A school board in New Mexico will revisit its policy about storing guns on campus.

The Albuquerque Journal reports (https://bit.ly/2bVxWHT ) that the Los Alamos school board recently decided to allow the local police department to keep AR-15 rifles and shotguns in safes at the district’s middle and high school. The firearms are meant to help school resource officers if there is a shooter on campus.

School Board President James Hall said Wednesday that the board will discuss the topic again at its next meeting because of concern from parents.

Hall says he doesn’t expect the board to change its vote.

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone says the long rifles and shotguns would let officers better match the firepower of an active shooter.

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Information from: The Santa Fe New Mexican, https://www.sfnewmexican.com

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