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Police At Chicago-Area High Schools Want To Bring Rifles To Campus
TBI ^ | 8-23-2012 | Abby Rogers

Posted on 08/23/2012 10:52:44 AM PDT by blam

Police At Chicago-Area High Schools Want To Bring Rifles To Campus

Abby Rogers
August 23, 2012

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Despite the fact the city hasn't had any campus shootings, police in south suburban Plainfield, Ill., want to be prepared.

The Plainfield Police Department wants to keep a rifle in the offices of high school police officers, NBC 5 Chicago reported Wednesday.

“Unfortunately, in today’s society active shooter incidents are no longer something we see on TV," Police Chief John Konopek said. "They are reality.”

Plainfield is home to four high schools.

The department is specifically requesting to keep long guns such as AR15s in locked gun safes at the schools.

“We have found, through our training, officers are much better equipped to handle this type of incident utilizing a long gun … rather than a handgun,” Konopek said, according to NBC5.

A school board committee is scheduled to review the request next month.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: campus; rifles; schools; violence
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1 posted on 08/23/2012 10:52:54 AM PDT by blam
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To: blam

they are power crazed bullies with badges


2 posted on 08/23/2012 10:55:29 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: blam

Makes sense to me to be prepared for something awful to happen. The mere fact that the school police will be prepared for an assault will help to deter such assaults.


3 posted on 08/23/2012 10:55:33 AM PDT by MeganC (The Cinemark theatre in Aurora, CO is a 'Gun Free Zone'. Spread the word.)
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To: blam
no way. these assault weapons have only one purpose, killing people, and they have no place in a civilized society. Keep our children safe and make sure all schools are gun free zones.
4 posted on 08/23/2012 10:58:08 AM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: blam

Deadly spray-and-pray rapid-fire assault sniper rifles that only belong on a battlefield ???!!!

Oh, they’re cops?
In the Chicago area?

Never mind.


5 posted on 08/23/2012 10:58:57 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: blam

Gimme a beak, odds are they couldn’t properly handle a .22, either rifle or pistol.


6 posted on 08/23/2012 11:00:03 AM PDT by wastedyears (The First Law of Heavy Metal: Not all metal is satanic.)
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To: blam

get the cops OUT of the schools. It has changed from serve and protect to prey on and persecute


7 posted on 08/23/2012 11:00:13 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: blam

Maybe they could bring back the concept of the school “shooting team”.


8 posted on 08/23/2012 11:00:38 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: blam
Guns are illegal in Illinois.

Why do police need them?

9 posted on 08/23/2012 11:03:34 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: blam

Why would anyone in their right mind send their child to a school which:
1. Requires a full time police presence
2. Has a police station in the school
3. Has an arms locker in the police station
4. Has police who are so intimidated that they require AR15’s?

There is so much wrong with this, where to begin?

That is not a school, it is a prison manned by prison guards.


10 posted on 08/23/2012 11:04:23 AM PDT by ThirdMate
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To: MeganC

Are you really that scared of someone shooting up a school (other then maybe a SWAT team during ‘Collateral damage’) to allow armed government guards at schools? Ya know, I grew up during the cold war and that is exactly what we were told to defend against!.


11 posted on 08/23/2012 11:05:49 AM PDT by March113 (We are paying for that Nov day more so than ever. Am I the only one that thinks this?)
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To: EGPWS

Guns are illegal in Illinois? I’m sure that will come as a shock to the millions of gunowners in Illinois.


12 posted on 08/23/2012 11:07:50 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: paul51

Oh, but “assault weapons” in the hands of police and military go from “bad/evil” to “good” instantaneously.

We should always trust our magnanomous overlords!
They wouldn’t be where they are if they weren’t superior both morally and intellectually!


13 posted on 08/23/2012 11:08:56 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: ThirdMate

“Why would anyone in their right mind send their child to a school which”

‘cuz I needs my “me” time.


14 posted on 08/23/2012 11:10:06 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: blam

“...long guns such as AR15s ...”

So the pic they use is a bolt-action weapon?

The students are probably better-armed than the cops.

</sarcasm>


15 posted on 08/23/2012 11:12:38 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [PERVERT-NV] has Vickie-the-goat in lingerie & stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
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There is so much wrong with this, where to begin?

Start by issuing vouchers...and see how fast the school empties out...problem solved

16 posted on 08/23/2012 11:16:15 AM PDT by immadashell
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To: carriage_hill

Did anyone else learn to fire a rifle in school when they were kids?

I learned at the after school center in NYC.


17 posted on 08/23/2012 11:17:40 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (ABO 2012)
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To: blam

Misleading headline. Plainfield, Illinois, is not in the “Chicago area” any more than Bakersfield would be in the “Los Angeles area”. It’s a rural, downstate, small town.


18 posted on 08/23/2012 11:17:52 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: wastedyears

Plainfield’s out in the country. Most country folk I’ve met know their way around a rifle pretty good.


19 posted on 08/23/2012 11:19:39 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: EGPWS

Actually, they’re not, just in Chicago and a few suburbs. Even there, the ban is on handguns, not long guns.


20 posted on 08/23/2012 11:22:09 AM PDT by Boogieman
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