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Lawmaker Wants Armed College Police

One local lawmaker is making an effort to arm police officers patrolling two of Rhode Island's college campuses. Rep. William O'Brien is calling for the arming of police officers on the campuses of Rhode Island College and the Community College of Rhode Island. O'Brien said the bill was created in the wake of a school shooting in Parkland Florida that killed 17 people.In a statement , a spokesperson for RIC said they are on board with the idea.



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