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Baltimore School Board Reverses Decision on Arming School Police

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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 4

Published in Print: March 6, 2019, as Baltimore School Board Reverses Decision on Arming School Police
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