L.A. schools police will return grenade launchers but keep rifles, armored vehicle

L.A. Unified School District's police department received a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle like this one through a federal program.

L.A. Unified says that the M-16 automatic rifles, which were modified to semiautomatic since they were acquired in 2001, are "essential life-saving items" and will continue to be available to trained officers. The armored vehicle will be used only under extraordinary circumstances, officials said.

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5 Responses:

  1. Dude says:

    LA public schools have been in disarray for years - from kids without books to damn-near-wartorn building conditions - but they have money for on-campus cops with fucking tanks?

    Yeah... let's hurry up with defunding the police already.

  2. thielges says:

    Of course the force is going to hang on to that Bitchin’ Camero armored strike vehicle because when else will such an awesome ride fall into your lap?

    The feds screwed up because schools really don’t need to defend against IEDs or RPGs. Instead give them to the despot de jour who has actual military threats to oppress.

  3. Flotsam says:

    I grew up in the UK decades ago and the worst thing my school had was Thursday afternoon detention. We had to stay behind after school and stare at a clock for an hour in total silence. At the time it seemed like the worst psychological torture possible. I don't recall any armoured vehicles or guns so maybe not so bad with hindsight.

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