Sept. 5, 2013
Gainesville police want three local schools to consider giving school resource officers quicker access to long-range rifles, in case of an emergency.
Jay Parrish, who helps train officers on how to use firearms for the Gainesville Police Department, said the guns are M4s and would only be placed in schools with school resource officers, and only when the officers were present. He said they would be kept secure in safes.
“The adversary has bigger, better weapons than what the officers carry in their day-to-day operations,” Parrish said.