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Georgetown Activists Ask For Armed Cops on Campus

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By    |   Tuesday, 24 April 2018 10:15 AM

A group of Georgetown University students have asked the school’s president to allow campus police to carry loaded firearms.

The request comes amid the nationwide debate on how to better to protect schools from armed gunmen.

The student activists, who call themselves "GU Advocates for Responsible Defense," have petitioned president John DeGioia to allow Washington, D.C., police officers patrol campus temporarily while campus cops undergo firearms training, The Hoya reports.

"We don’t want just another review that ends in no action. We want immediate resolve from President DeGioia … We need armed security today," Georgetown senior T.J. Collins told the student newspaper.

A Georgetown spokesperson said the group’s demand is under consideration.

The activists say they were inspired to call for action following the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in which 14 students and three staffers were shot dead on Feb. 14th, and a fatal shooting at a high school in Great Mills, Maryland a month later.

The group consists of about 20 students representing all four classes.

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