(CBS News) The police in Fontana are taking a different approach to fighting gun violence. They’re arming the officers who protect schools with high-powered, semi-automatic rifles.

“It’s heartbreaking that we have to resort to this level of preparedness,” said Fontana School District Police Chief Billy Green.

Last October, Green spent $14,000 to equip each officer with a semi-automatic rifle. Fontana is one of the first school districts to publicly acknowledge having such weapons on campus. By day, they’re locked in patrol cars or police lockers in school buildings.

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