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Should city school police be armed inside school walls? Board hears from both sides
Should city school police be armed inside school walls? Board hears from both sides

Should Baltimore's school police officers be allowed to carry guns in schools? The issue brought several passionate groups together at a public hearing at city school headquarters Tuesday night. But in debating how far the district should go to protect students, those in attendance could not have been more divided. A bill, introduced in the General Assembly by Del. Curt Anderson and Sen. Joan Carter Conway, would allow members of the 141-member city school police force — the only sworn force in the state designated specifically for a school district — to carry service weapons in school buildings while classes are in session. The measure would allow a change advocated...

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