EDUCATION

Idaho State University cancels order for 11 AR-15 rifles for its campus security force

Idaho State University has canceled an order for 11 AR-15 rifles for its campus security detail.

Associate Vice President Phil Moessner says the school ordered the weapons in August to have them on hand in case of a campus shooting. The order was canceled last month.

Moessner says officials on second consideration decided it would be better if local law enforcement, rather than campus security, dealt with an active shooter should that situation arise.

Moessner tells the Idaho State Journal that the school might still have to pay for some of the cost of the guns.

He didn't provide an estimate.

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Information from: Idaho State Journal, http://www.journalnet.com