Police Overreach: What Are Military-Grade Weapons Doing in Schools? | Rolling Stone

Police Overreach: What Are Military-Grade Weapons Doing in Schools? | Rolling Stone.

Since the story broke, some districts have returned their weapons, or expressed their willingness to do so. For example, LAUSD returned their three grenade launchers, but opted to keep their MRAP. In Texas, the small school district of Aledo, serving 4,700 students, chose to return its M14 and M16 assault rifles. On the other hand, Edinburg, Texas “has been pretty adamant about its need for a SWAT team,” says Deborah Fowler, deputy director at Texas Appleseed. “And most of the other districts listed [in Texas] have just stayed silent.””


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