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N.C. University Forms SWAT Team

November 10, 2011  | 

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) has formed a 13-member SWAT team with special training, gear, and weapons.

The team trains in campus buildings and dormitories to learn the layout in case of a real emergency, reports

The squad has both a day shift and night shift, according to Lt. Josh Huffman of the UNCC Campus Police and SWAT team.

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John Tate (New Mex.) @ 11/10/2011 7:23 PM

My alma mater (BS mathematics '74). Oh, how the mighty have fallen! The school? NO! The Tar Heel population!! The justification for such a LE capability was unheard of in the US when I was a kid ... and unimaginable in the piedmont. Maybe that's why I chose to settle in New Mexico, where life is still civilized. J.C. Tate, CDR USN (Ret)

max @ 11/11/2011 10:21 AM

to John Tate, well according to when you were a kid (iI'm guessing between73 and 60) we didn't have to worry about drug cartels, constant school shootings, international terrorists, and over 25,000 gangs spread across the US. Now I take it you don'tlike the look of a Black BDU and tactical gear clad officer armed with an mp5 kicking in the door of a barricaded suspect? Maybe we should wear a suit and tie and not have NJA IV protection from AK rounds and then see how officer death tolls rise? Would you like that just so the cops don't look like soldiers and are not protected but at least look pretty and buisness offical, right?

Rick @ 11/14/2011 9:08 AM

Let the students carry firearms on campus; the law abiding will defend themselves from the thugs and the thugs will look for easier pickings.

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