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.
A version of this article appeared in the March 06, 2019 edition of Education Week as Baltimore School Board Reverses Decision on Arming School Police