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Altoona Area School District OKs AR-15 Rifles for School Resource Officers

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In the Altoona Area School District, AR-15 semi-automatic patrol rifles are now authorized for “carry, deployment and use” by school resource officers. WPSU’s Emily Reddy reports the school board approved the policy change Tuesday.

Read the full story here.

(Original air-date: 1/20/23)

Emily Reddy is the news director at WPSU-FM, the NPR-affiliate public radio station for central and northern Pennsylvania.