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Baltimore school board reconsiders arming school resource officers

Posted at 6:23 AM, Feb 26, 2019

BALTIMORE — The Baltimore City School Board will reconsider the issue of whether school police officers should be allowed to carry their guns inside schools.

It's a different version of the bill that would allow school police officers to be armed. Last month the school board voted unanimously against a bill to arm school police officers.

After the recent school shooting at Fredrick Douglass High School, the board has decided to revisit the issue.

Delegate Cheryl Glenn introduced the bill last week and said she wants to push this bill through, with or without the school board's approval. Glenn said armed school police supervisors were able to stop the shooter at Frederick Douglass High School. School staff member Michael Marks was shot twice.

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The suspected gunman, Neil Davis, is facing attempted murder charges.

The current law states, school police officers can carry their service weapons while patrolling outside school buildings before and after school hours.

During the school day, they are required to store their guns in a secure location.

The school board meeting is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. Tuesday night at city school's headquarters.