College says it will get rid of grenade launcher

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Officials of Hinds County Community College say they will dispose of a grenade launcher acquired under a Defense Department program to designed to disperse surplus military equipment.

The Clarion-Ledger reports ( ) the grenade launcher was acquired in 1998 by a former campus police chief. The college says the weapon has never been used on campus.

The Defense Department provides surplus hardware to civilian law enforcement agencies at a discount.

Some Mississippi law enforcement agencies have acquired equipment through the program.

Hinds President Clyde Muse says the grenade launcher will be declared surplus and disposed of legally.


Information from: The Clarion-Ledger,

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