Mass. College Considers Arming Campus Police

HOLYOKE, Mass. — In an effort to increase campus safety, the Holyoke Community College (HCC) Board of Trustees is considering arming the school’s nine-person campus police force.

The recent proposal is in response to a February incident in which HCC was placed on lockdown after 23-year-old Cameron Faniel threatened to shoot up the campus, reports.

HCC will hold a public hearing on May 22 to allow students, faculty and staff to voice their opinions on the matter.

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