FAA temporarily grounding drones used by MIZZOU journalism program

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COLUMBIA, MO (KTVI)-- The FAA is temporarily grounding drones used by the University of Missouri journalism program.

The agency ordered the school to stop flying drones until they get government approval.

Researchers at MIZZOU were using the robots for aerial pictures in hard to reach news situations.

The military uses drones for unmanned attacks overseas.

St. Louis City Police Chief Sam Dotson has asked the FAA permission to use them for surveillance in high crime areas.