Should police carry firearms on campu...

Should police carry firearms on campuses?

There are 5 comments on the Berkshire Eagle story from Feb 11, 2012, titled Should police carry firearms on campuses?. In it, Berkshire Eagle reports that:

So, should campus police officers be armed? This very legitimate public policy controversy is playing out not only on the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts campus but nationwide.

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Dave Doughty

Bellingham, WA

#1 Feb 14, 2012
If the Police Officers are properly trained and supervised, then of course they should be armed. Police weapons are tools of the trade, identified as 'tools' because history has shown they are needed to properly perform the tasks - especially including the ability to protect their community and themselves. A campus community should not be less protected than its surrounding municipality.

Since: Aug 11

Dalton, MA

#2 Feb 14, 2012

East Otis, MA

#3 Feb 15, 2012
they already do carry fire arms at WNEC SPFLD COLLEGE and others.. you are a day late and a dollar short as always!Does anyone know anyone in other local governments besides northadams seems the city needs to be more in touch with the outside world..just sayin

Pittsfield, MA

#4 Feb 15, 2012
They Should Be carrying firearms! Check out the Beacon before you make your mind! They just recently have several break-ins in the town house area!Read the article and then make up you mind!
Campus police chief

Wilburton, OK

#6 Feb 20, 2012
As long as the officer is certified in the state in which they work I would say a profound YES! Active shooters are a real threat now days and you want immediate response to engage these people.
I want my college children faculty and staff as well protected as possible, why would anyone want anything else?

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