Benton Harbor, Mich. The Benton Harbor School Board met Tuesday evening, and many people came to discuss a controversial topic that wasn't even on the agenda.
Dozens of community members concerned about the safety of students at Benton Harbor High School, wanted to discuss the topic in more detail.
Right now Benton Harbor schools have a 12-person security force, made up of eight private security guards and four reserve officers. The board wants to reduce that staff to only seven people, using only reserve officers.
Several shared their opinions about the monitoring of school hallways, but officials say there was some miscommunication.
"We weren't expecting officers to wear guns or revolvers anything like that. It had nothing to do with that,” says Dr. Leonard Seawoood the Benton Harbor Superintendent. “This is just another example of an idea being hijacked and a lot of miscommunication going around.”
This Saturday the board plans to have another discussion about the issue at the central office.