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New Mexico college board votes to allow armed security

New Mexico college board votes to allow armed security

The Associated Press
September 27, 2019 06:20 AM

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) - A New Mexico community college board has voted to approve a request to allow armed security on the school campus.
    
The Roswell Daily Record reported Wednesday that Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell community college board voted 5-0 Wednesday to allow some officers to carry firearms.
    
Campus security head Brad McFadin says the request gives officers another option and tool to enhance security.
    
Authorities say officers who did not want to carry firearms could receive training on how to use non-lethal devices such as batons, tasers or pepper spray.
    
Campus authorities say they have encountered people with dangerous weapons on the campus despite state law prohibiting firearms at New Mexico universities.
    
Board officials say the transition could cost more than $270,000 initially with estimated $7,000 recurring costs a year.

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