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Maryland Republicans from suburbs push to allow Baltimore school police to carry guns inside buildings

Maryland Republicans from suburbs push to allow Baltimore school police to carry guns inside buildings

Days after a staff member was shot inside a Baltimore public high school, Maryland Senate Republicans introduced legislation that would require city school police officers to carry their guns inside school buildings.

The legislation — sponsored by Senate Minority Leader J.B. Jennings, who represents Harford and Baltimore counties — would also apply to school resource officers across the state. It quickly picked up 10 co-sponsors, also Republicans.

Baltimore school police officers are currently allowed to carry their service weapons while patrolling outside buildings before and after school hours. But they are required to store their weapons in a secure location during the...

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