LAUSD gives up grenade launchers but keeps their MRAP
Breaking news from the Los Angeles Times - read all about it:
LAUSD police to give up some weaponry obtained in federal program
"Military-grade weapons have no place on our public school campuses," Fowler [deputy director of Texas Appleseed, a social justice nonprofit] said. "We're simply calling for a return to common sense when it comes to the way our schools are kept safe," she said.
L.A. Unified says that the M-16 automatic rifles, which were modified to semiautomatic since they were acquired in 2001, are "essential life-saving items" and will continue to be available to trained officers. The armored vehicle will be used only under extraordinary circumstances, officials said.