Aledo ISD addresses assault rifles issue

Some local folks scratched their heads recently when it was revealed that the Aledo ISD Police Department had five assault rifles in their arsenal, one of 10 school district P.D.’s taking part in a state wide program. Aledo ISD Superintendent Dr. Derek Citty told the Weatherford Democrat that none of seven full-time or 11 reserve police officers in the department had been trained to the point where they were certified to fire the military rifles.

Recent events in Ferguson, Missouri have raised criticisms of police militarization, and President Barack Obama has ordered a review of the federal program.

City said the guns were not issued to any officers, but stored away under lock and key.

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