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Baltimore School Board Reverses Decision on Arming School Police

By The Associated Press — March 05, 2019 1 min read

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.

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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

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