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Sat Jan 26, 2013, 07:37 PM

Some eastern Idaho schools to get gun safes

POCATELLO, Idaho 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 told the Idaho State Journal ( http://bit.ly/SxHTxs) 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.

"Having that tool gives us another opportunity to protect students, faculty and staff," Marchand said. "I hope we never use them anywhere."

Read more here: http://www.idahostatesman.com/2013/01/25/2426205/some-eastern-idaho-schools-to.html#storylink=cpy

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Reply Some eastern Idaho schools to get gun safes (Original post)
IDemo Jan 2013 OP
2pooped2pop Jan 2013 #1
sarisataka Jan 2013 #5
TeeYiYi Jan 2013 #2
aikoaiko Jan 2013 #3
Paladin Jan 2013 #6
TheCowsCameHome Jan 2013 #4

Response to IDemo (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 07:43 PM

1. I've read that these can be gotten into pretty quickly.

Somehow using the oils from the last print. Anyone know? If so this would only cause a false sense of security as someone eventually is gonna forget to wipe that print and some kid will be able to access the very guns that are there to protect them.

Anyone know about ways to fool a gun safe?

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Response to 2pooped2pop (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 07:58 PM

5. It looks like this one

Keep your firearms and other valuables safe from theft or damage with a Stack-On Steel Security Cabinet. This 8-gun cabinet is DOJ-approved and features welded, steel box construction for added strength and durability. It also comes with an all steel locking system for greater security and pre-drilled mounting holes to allow easy attachment to the floor or wall.
-8-Gun Security Cabinet w/Key Lock
-Mfr. model number - GCG-908
-21 in. W x 10 in. D x 55 in. H
-Holds 8 guns - long guns are positioned along the back of the cabinet with the shelf in front
-California DOJ-approved firearms safety device
-3-point locking system with key coded lock
-Foam padded bottom protects against scratches
-Includes one removable shelf
-Also includes fastening hardware
-Made in the USA
-Weight: Approximately 59.05 pounds (oversized)
-Shipping Dimensions: Approximately 56 x 29 x 10 inches.


It is not so much a safe as a locker. It would need a key so prints left behind will not help. A determined person with a pry bar could open it in 5 minutes.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 07:45 PM

2. The intent seems a little misguided...

...in that if a shooter has already breached the school grounds, the officer is not going to have time to run to his locked safe and get a rifle and some ammo. The only gun that will do him any good is the one he is carrying at the time of the incident.

re: 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.


TYY

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 07:52 PM

3. They should probably get an actual safe.


The "safe" in the picture is really a steel cabinet.

http://www.stack-on.com/categories/security-cabinets-gun-cabinets/products/61

Safes are more substantial. Stack-on does have safes and they look like this.


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Response to aikoaiko (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 08:03 PM

6. Maybe They Can Cut Teachers' Salaries To Get Better Safes. (nt)

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 07:57 PM

4. Who proposed that - a safe salesman?



What good is that going to do?

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