The giant armored vehicle the San Diego Unified School District acquired from the military will be returned, the superintendent said in a statement.

“Some members of our community are not comfortable with the district having this vehicle,” said Superintendent Cindy Marten. “If any part of our community is not comfortable with it, we cannot be comfortable with it.”

inewsource broke the story of the acquisition last week. Since then, the district has had to defend the vehicle, which was acquired for free for rescue missions at schools under siege. In addition to local controversy, the MRAP — short for mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle — has been the target of ridicule, most recently from the Colbert Report.

Lorie Hearn is the chief executive officer and editor of inewsource. She is a lifelong news-aholic who started her reporting career writing her Girl Scout newsletter at age 12. High school and college were filled with school newspaper work, and after graduation, she worked as a reporter for newspapers...

9 replies on “San Diego Unified to return MRAP”

  1. Oh, dang!!! they could have used that for policing lunch period…Did you read about the kid who gave his greasy burrito to another student, and after intense interrogation, was suspended for crimes against humanity…..Google ‘lunch burrito’ and the story should show up.

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