San Diego's decision follows an announcement by the Los Angeles school police department that it will return three grenade launchers it also received through the 1033 military surplus program.
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Civil rights groups have raised concerns about schools receiving surplus military equipment through a U.S. Department of Defense program, which provided the grenade launchers to Los Angeles school police.
September 15, 2014
The surplus military equipment was provided through a Department of Defense program, which has been criticized following local response to protests in Ferguson, Mo.
September 12, 2014
T.J. Lane, who killed three students and wounded several others in a 2012 rampage in Chardon, Ohio, was later recaptured.
September 11, 2014
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September 03, 2014
The U.S. Department of Education previously provided a $1.3 million grant for the 2012-13 school year and a $1.9 million grant for the 2013-14 school year to aid with mental health services for students and broader recovery efforts.
September 02, 2014
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August 28, 2014
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August 18, 2014
As unrest continues in the St. Louis suburb, three of four public school districts in the area, citing concern for students' and families' safety, decided to keep their doors closed to students on Monday.
August 12, 2014
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