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Baltimore School Board Reverses Decision on Arming School Police
Just weeks after a school shooting in Baltimore, the city's school board last week reversed its initial rejection of legislation that would have allowed armed school police officers.
Debate was revived after a shooting that wounded a high school special education assistant on Feb. 8. Police have said a student's 25-year-old relative, Neil Davis, entered Frederick Douglass High School that day and shot Michael Marks, who survived.
Baltimore has a sworn school police force that can be armed during patrols outside school buildings and hours but must store weapons during the school day.
Vol. 38, Issue 24, Page 4Published in Print: March 6, 2019, as Baltimore School Board Reverses Decision on Arming School Police