The Compton (Calif.) Unified Board of Education in July approved allowing campus police officers to have AR-15 rifles on school grounds.
There was no community input.
The policy allows campus police officers to buy AR-15 assault rifles for use on all campuses within the district. The rifles will be stored in locked cases and placed in secure but accessible areas like patrol car trunks.
Aside from comments made during the July board meeting, board president Micah Ali, Superintendent Darin Brawley and CUSD police representatives declined to speak on record.
The policy has not yet gone into effect.
Since then, residents have protested and demanded the withdrawal of the policy. This is their story.
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