Mass. College Arms Campus Police With Service Weapons
February 08, 2012
The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts trustee board voted 10 to one to arm campus police with firearms, despite a mostly negative reaction from the student body.
The issue was first brought up in 2008 after a state-commissioned report found that campus police should be ready in the event of an active-shooter emergency, such as the Virginia Tech massacre, YNN reports. Currently, five of nine Massachusetts state universities have armed campus police officers.
Training and equipment will cost $24,000 this year. Police will be armed by this summer.
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Ryan @ 2/10/2012 11:24 PM
Finally! People are starting to gain some common sense! Im glad to see that campus security is becoming what it is designed for - being the first line of defense for the campus, and having the ability to protect! It's nice to know that when something like V-Tech (and so many other school shootings), the school security will now have at least a change in serving their purpose - to protect, instead of being forced to run away becasue they have no ability to act. Congrats on the achivement!
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