Thursday, January 31, 2013

Fontana School District: Assault Weapons, Not Books

Out in California, the Fontana Unified School District Police Department—since when did school districts have their own police departments is an entirely different discussion--has purchased 14 AR-15 assault weapons in order to, they say, protect students from the threat of gun violence. They didn’t use the money to buy books, or computers, or give teachers more money, they bought weaponry.

Olsen-Binks, Jones, Warren
District Superintendent Cali Olsen-Binks approved the acquisition of the rifles, which he says are being held in locked safes for the sole use of responding police officers in the event of an attack. It begs the question: do the police in that area not have enough guns that they need an armory at the schools?

Both the Fontana Police Chief, Rodney Jones, and the mayor, Acquanetta Warren, supported Olsen-Binks’ decision to buy guns instead of books; Jones said, “It’s unfortunate that we have to have that, but it’s the best message we can send to anybody that thinks to harm our children. The message we’re sending is…not here, not now, we’re prepared for you. And if you seek to harm our children, we will neutralize that threat and you will most likely be killed.”

Actually, the message might be, ‘if you plan on coming here, we’re heavily armed so you be heavily armed, too, and more innocent lives will be lost.’

Not to be outdone in idiocy, Mayor Warren said, “Everyone wants children safe. At this time, we as a community, we have to come together and find other ways. But in the interim, our police officers need to be equipped.”

So, rather than find an alternative other than weaponry method to keep kids safe, you’ll just stockpile guns?

Not everyone is on board with the superintendent, the mayor, and the police chief. School board member Sophia Green says, “If a person who has the intention of coming on campus to kill… knows we have the AR-15s…they might come with something even bigger or better. They will come prepared.”

Funny. That’s what I said a few lines up. Wonder why Olsen-Binks, Jones and Warren didn’t get that?

Plus, Sophia Green is alleging that school officials have held three public safety meetings and failed to mention once that the weapons had already been purchased.

It was all done in secret.

Guns. In schools.


designing wally said...

Sick, twisted idiots...

They actually think that education is their calling???

the dogs' mother said...

Seems a bit odd to me. The daily police officer at our high school came with all the standard weaponry all ready.

Ron said...

Yep, that's what we need, more guns in the schools. Never underestimate the stupidity of these gun worshiping fools.

Anonymous said...

As I've said before, the further away you get from the coast the more California resembles Arizona. With Palm Springs being the one exception, of course.

Mitchell is Moving said...

So, they bought guns to be locked in a closet so if someone comes and shoots up the school, the staff and children can wait for the police to get there, and the police won't need to bring their own guns because they can first head over to the supply room and borrow the school's guns?

I'm trying to make sense of this... Oh, I get it. It's not SUPPOSED to make sense. Then it's a perfect idea.

S'A said...

Mitchell, it makes no sense to me, either. I'm just glad my kids are out of school and I don't have to deal with crazy School Boards anymore.

Ms Sparrow said...

Really! Are they planning on having armed guards patrolling the school grounds all day, every day? What other educational needs will be sacrificed to pay for these extras?
I think I would be looking for a different school with more level-headed administrators.

anne marie in philly said...

(shakes head in disgust)

Biki said...

If this isn't a sign that our nations IQ is slipping, I dont know what is. Honestly, what police force in our country doesnt have weapons? I wonder how many part time employees were either fired or lost their medical insurance to fund these weapons of mass stupidity?

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