Benton Harbor debates putting police in schools

Benton Harbor schools are considering putting city police in the halls.

Courtesy: WSJM

BENTON HARBOR Benton Harbor schools are considering putting city police in the halls.

WSJM reports that the district cut their security staff to save money, and they plan to vote next week on whether or not to hire police.

The superintendent says it protects students and creates a beneficial relationship between students and law enforcement. The district says it creates a bad image for the schools.

The school board will also vote next week on what to do withfour unused buildings that they own. They have to lease, sell or demolish the buildings; otherwise the state can withhold money for a loan.

The superintendent says demolition isn't an option financially, so they have to find a renter or buyer.


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