Shooting at Baltimore high school changes school board’s mind on arming safety officers

Shooting at Baltimore high school changes school board’s mind on arming safety officers
Baltimore School Board meets to vote down arming school resource officers, Jan 2019. CBS 13 Baltimore video

[Ed. – Thankfully, the victim of the shooting is recovering.  In view of Baltimore’s terrible recent homicide statistics and general problem with public safety, voting to keep school resource officers disarmed never made sense.]

Two weeks after a shooting in a Baltimore high school, the city’s school board reversed its position on whether school police should be allowed to carry weapons, voting 8-2 in support of legislation that would amend state law to authorize officers to patrol schools with guns.

The board’s decision comes a month after the 10 members voted unanimously against the idea of arming school police officers. …

Neil Davis, a 25-year-old family member of a student, came into Douglass on Feb. 8 and shot special education assistant Michael Marks, according to police. The 56-year-old longtime staffer was seriously injured but survived.

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