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California schools chief: Officers needed in some schools

 

Last updated 6/24/2020 at 6pm



OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ

Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's top schools official said Wednesday his office is working to re-imagine the role of police officers at the state's 10,000 public schools but said some schools would still need officers on campus to protect students' safety.

Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond said the officers would be needed to protect students from dangers, including school shootings or bomb threats but officers would no longer be called upon to discipline misbehaving students.

"As a former school board member, I spent four years working...



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