Baltimore City Public Schools

Should school police officers be armed? Baltimore City school board revives the question.

Should school police officers be armed? Baltimore City school board revives the question.

Editor’s note: This article was originally published on Oct. 4. The Baltimore City school board will host a forum on the issue from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. tonight.

Much has changed since the last time state legislators considered whether Baltimore City schools police officers should be allowed to carry guns while patrolling the halls.

There have been a number of school shootings in the United States, including one in March at Great Mills High School in southern Maryland. Baltimore has seen a significant increase in violent crime, along with highly publicized instances of alleged police brutality and a federal investigation that uncovered widespread discriminatory...

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