Remove the assault rifles from the Keller Center for Advanced Learning

Remove the assault rifles from the Keller Center for Advanced Learning

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Brianna Holmes started this petition to Keller Independent School District and

At the Keller Center for Advanced Learning in Fort Worth, Texas, the police officers at the school are equipped with assault rifles. I had noticed them holding them one day, and then earlier today watched one take it out of their car and enter the school with it (thus why I made this petition).

Cops in schools are woefully unequipped to be in schools. They only have a course lasting a few weeks to train them on how to handle schools. Police in the United States already are already highly undertrained and in serious need of reform and improvement.

Cops with military-grade equipment already have higher rates of police brutality. They are more likely to escalate situations needlessly and often resort to violence. Do we really want that in schools?

These issues are compounded by another fact: they also disproportionately use that power against people of color. As a person of color that concerns me and makes me rather afraid to be at this school.

We need to get rid of the weapons that the police offers have at this school; once they're gone, we will all feel safer and more secure.

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