MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The St. Paul School Board has ended its relationship with the city’s police department.

The five-to-one vote will remove seven school resource officers from St. Paul public high schools as of next week.

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In August, the board will discuss safety in the district without police in schools. The superintendent has been tasked with developing a safety plan.

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The police department says that officers have formed important relationships with students and teachers while protecting some of the city’s most vulnerable.

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The department went on to say they will still do everything they can to support the schools without having officers inside.