Fontana school police purchase 14 high caliber rifles


Fontana Herald News — Anna Conklin, a former Fontana resident and program manager for the California State Fontana Herald NewsUniversity, San Bernardino/First 5 Maternal Intervention Project at Glen Helen County jail, is quoted in an article about the Fontana Unified School District police force’s purchase of high caliber rifles.

“There is something very wrong when a district’s management chooses more police and weapons while not returning the comprehensive counseling program,” said Conklin, whose husband Fred Conklin used to work as counselor for the FUSD.

District officials said the purchase was an attempt to provide local law enforcement with the “proper tools” to fight crime and avoid possible tragedies like the one which occurred in Newtown, Conn., in December. The decision has sparked controversy among local education leaders who are opposed to such weapons on campus.

The purchase was actually made in October, but the weapons were not delivered until December, school district Superintendent Cali Olsen-Binks said.

The article was published Jan. 22, 2013.

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