Arming School Police

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The Compton School Board has authorized campus police to carry AR-15 semi-automatic rifles. But Compton’s not the only district buying the weapons for school officers. School police in Los Angeles, Baldwin Park, Santa Ana, Fontana and San Bernardino also have them. Why? And could they pose more danger than they prevent?

Credits

Guest:
Todd DeMitchell - Professor of education and justice studies at the University of New Hampshire

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Andrew Walsh, Christian Bordal, Matt Holzman, Jolie Myers, Anna Scott