That's like issuing buckets of water to swimmers. Puzzling.
The press corps of that college need to take a class in English and Logic, or something, because even a HS drop out would say that makes no sense.
AND, I don't look forward to the shooting of a student who was 'misidentified' as a perp.
Perhaps they'll identify these 'officers' and the officers will meet the students and be friendly, like your old neighborhood cop. Hey maybe they'll "Take a student to the Range" on, uh, "Take a Student to the Range Day"?
It could work. Right?