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Fri., Jan. 25, 2013, 1:15 p.m.

Pocatello Schools Get Gun Lockers

Schools in one eastern Idaho district are being equipped with gun lockers so school resource officers can keep rifles, ammunition and evidence close at hand. Pocatello Police Chief Scott Marchand said that the idea was adopted more than a year ago, and the gun lockers have already been purchased — it’s not a reaction to the Dec. 14 deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut. All of the school resource officers in the district are already armed with semi-automatic handguns, but Marchand said schools have hallways that are 50 to 100 yards long. In the event that a shooter came to the school, a trained officer could do more with a rifle than one limited to a sidearm, he said/AP. More here.

Question: Should school districts in Kootenai County follow suit?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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