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Baltimore considering arming school police officers

Posted at 8:14 AM, Oct 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-11 08:14:15-04

Parents, teachers, and people in the community will get the opportunity to speak out about a very controversial subject in city schools.

On Thursday, the City School Board wants to hear from the public about whether they think school police officers should be allowed to carry guns in school buildings. This has been a big debate for some time, and right now, officers aren't allowed to do so.

Under the state law, officers who are assigned to a school are required to put their guns in a safe or lockbox, and they are not allowed to carry them on school property during regular school hours.

Some want to see school police officers carrying guns in schools, while others don't believe it's the best idea.

The City Board of Schools wants to hear from you on the issue as they get ready for the upcoming legislative session. The meeting is Thursday night from 6 to 8 p.m. at School Board Headquarters on North Avenue.

If you would like to speak out at the meeting, there is a sign-up sheet that will be available from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m.