The Fontana Unified School District police are now armed with high caliber rifles.
The district purchased 14 Colt rifles valued at $1,000 each. The weapons are designed to provide accuracy over long distances.
Fontana school board officials voted to buy the rifles with public funds, but it was not a unanimous decision. Board member Leticia Garcia was strongly opposed to the idea.
"My first interest is to protect students, but I also have to look out for the integrity of the district," Garcia said. "If we are putting ourselves at risk or at liability for having these guns accessible then it is something that we need to talk about."
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