A customer handles an AR-15 at Jimmy's Sport Shop in Mineola, New York on September 25, 2020. - Gun store owners on Long Island have been selling out of firearms as scores of customers fear a rise in violence as the pandemic escalates in the area. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP) (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images)

N.C. sheriff putting AR-15’s in schools for protection

When students in Madison County return to classrooms this fall, resource officers at each school will have placed an AR-15 in a safe on campus. This change is due to the district wanting to boost security and will be available in case an active shooter situation occurs.