Mass. community college to arm campus cops

Katherine  Timpf
Former Reporter

  • Bristol Community College officers could begin carrying guns as early as next spring
  • Bristol Community College officers could begin carrying guns as early as next April.

    A Massachusetts community college's board of trustees has approved — with a 7-2 vote — a measure that would arm campus police.

    Bristol Community College officers could begin carrying guns as early as next April, according to an article in The Herald News, a local news source.

    The measure was discussed at a community forum held a few weeks ago. Some who attended expressed concerns, but BCC President John Sbrega said he estimates that about 85 percent of the campus supported the measure.

    Some who attended the meeting expressed concerns that arming campus police would change the atmosphere of the school, butBCC Vice President of Administration and Finance Steven Kenyon insisted this was not the case.

    “I heard before from people that they thought our police were armed,” he said.

    The officers will receive training and psychiatric evaluations before becoming armed.

    The measure will cost $3,000, including the maintenance and storage of the guns.

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    Katherine  Timpf

    Katherine Timpf

    Former Reporter
    Katherine Timpf is a former reporter for Campus Reform. Kat currently works for National Review and Fox News, where she regularly appears on hit programs such as Outnumbered, Fox and Friends, and The Greg Gutfeld Show. She is also a stand-up comic, and performs at venues throughout the country.
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