San Diego’s Superintendent of Schools Cindy Marten announced that the district would return the armored vehicle that the Pentagon had given the district.

“Superintendent Cindy Marten announced the decision in a statement Thursday night.

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

“The decision to return the vehicle, valued at more than $700,000, was praised by school board trustee Scott Barnett, who last week announced his opposition to the idea.”

After the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, following the killing of Michael Brown, the public became aware that the military was giving weaponry and armored vehicles to police departments and school police. Public revulsion to militarization of civilian authorities and police has caused some, like San Diego, to return these “gifts.”