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City schools revamp duties, policies for school police force
City schools revamp duties, policies for school police force

Nearly 70 city schools will lose their permanently assigned school police officers — and seven high schools will be staffed with unarmed ones — under a new plan to allow officers to carry guns without breaking the law while taking a larger role in the community. Baltimore city school officials on Tuesday outlined sweeping changes that will alter how the only designated school police force in the state operates. The greatest change is a reduction in the number of schools with assigned officers — from 75 to seven. Instead of being in schools, the majority of officers will begin deployments on foot and bike patrols, policing school grounds and surrounding communities. ...

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