30-round AR-15 magazines, Magpul PMAGs. / Tony Webster from Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States via (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en) Wikimedia Commons

The school system in Madison County, North Carolina is going to put AR-15s in all of its schools to enhance security and ensure the safety of staff and students.

From The Hill: 

The school system in Madison County, N.C., plans to put AR-15 rifles in emergency safes in each of its six schools as a part of a plan for enhanced security in the wake of the Uvalde, Texas, school shooting earlier this year.

“We were able to put an AR-15 rifle and safes in all of our schools in the county,” Sheriff Buddy Harwood told the Asheville Citizen-Times. “We’ve also got breaching tools to go into those safes. We’ve got extra magazines with ammo in those safes.”

The breaching tools are intended to allow police to break down barricaded doors without having to wait for the fire department.

Harwood said that he wants to “make sure my deputies are prepared” in the event of a school shooting, especially after the Uvalde police failed to take down the shooter at Robb Elementary School for over an hour.

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