Thursday, January 22, 2015

Nearly All Public University Campus Cops Now Carry Guns, Pepper Spray

Huffington Post
January 20th, 2015

Nearly all campus police officers at public universities now carry guns, pepper spray and other weapons, according to a new Justice Department report, and experts say more private schools are looking to arm police.
Overall, about two-thirds of public and private campuses used armed officers during the 2011-12 school year, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics survey of 900 four-year colleges with at least 2,500 students. Officers at public universities were more than twice as likely as those at private schools to carry guns.
Despite the increase, schools aren't required to report weapon use to federal authorities.

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