Arizona universities will arm their police with assault rifles

March 5, 2008
Three schools will equip officers with military-style weapons

Police departments at Arizona's three universities plan to arm their officers with military-style assault rifles within the next year. The new rifles would give campus police officers long-range shooting capabilities, enabling them to hit targets at the end of long hallways or atop tall buildings, officials say. Arizona State University will be the first of the three schools to use the weapons. Officers will undergo 40 hours of training before using the weapons.

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