Cops Want to Store Rifles in Plainfield, Ill. High Schools In Case Violence Breaks Out

Police want to install gun safes at four high schools in case of school shootings


Police in Plainfield are asking officials for permission to store rifles in the town's high schools so they'll be ready if violence breaks out. 

The Plainfield School Board is scheduled to consider the request at the board's meeting next week. 

Plainfield Police Chief John Konopek wants the district to install gun safes at its four high schools so the school resource officer can store a rifle. Konopek said having the extra weapon on hand would be useful "if a situation involving a shooter arises."