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Use of cops in schools under scrutiny in St. Paul, Minneapolis

 


Recent events have produced sharp contrasts in how school resource officers — cops in the schools — are viewed locally, and their use in St. Paul and Minneapolis is now up for debate.

In May, St. Paul School District leaders honored Vernon Simmons, a longtime school resource officer, or SRO, known for his calming presence at Johnson High, then saw Central High students protest a white officer’s forceful arrest of a black teen for trespassing a week later.

http://www.startribune.com/use-of-cops-in-schools-under-scrutiny-in-st-paul-minneapolis/382279031/#1

 

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