Clarke County Board of Education to vote on buying ballistic shields
When the Clarke County Board of Education meets tonight, board members are expected to vote on the purchase of ballistic rifle shields for CCSD police to use in an active shooter incident. School district officials say the shields provide, "a safety and tactical advantage should they ever be needed."
The shields come with a price tag of $5,000 each. School district officials want to buy 25. According to school district documentation, the shields can withstand AR-15 and AK-47 rounds.
If the purchase is approved, the district plans to put one shield in each of the CCSD’s schools, as well as in other “strategic locations.”