BOILING SPRINGS, Tenn. (AP) — News outlets report two former students are accused of breaking into their Middle Tennessee high school and stealing an assault weapon and bulletproof vests from the resource officer’s gun safe.
Clay and Macon County authorities say Lee Clark and Adam Cisneros were spotted on video inside Red Boiling Springs School last week. Deputies say the items were found buried behind Clark’s home.
WTVF reports Macon schools director Tony Boles says a sheriff’s department policy allows officers to bring personal guns to campus along with their service weapons.
Groups advocating against gun violence are questioning how the kids got into the safe.
Beth Joslin Roth of the Safe Tennessee Project said she also wonders why an officer would have an AR-15 at school, given how imprecisely they are designed to fire.