More police officers being assigned to Douglass


In response to concerns about security at Douglass High School, two more Baltimore school police officers are being assigned there.

Bernard Stokes Jr., school police chief, said that by early next week the number of officers on daily patrol at Douglass will increase from one to three. That follows several gun-pos session arrests -- three involving students -- on school property and heightened fears after a brawl three weeks ago at a Mondawmin Mall parking lot across the street, minutes after school was dismissed.

The increased security will continue as long as necessary, he said, adding that city police also have stepped up patrols around the campus at 2301 Gwynns Falls Parkway.

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