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.READ MORE: COVID In MN: Masks No Longer Required For Student-Athletes Competing In Outdoor Sports, Practices
In August, the board will discuss safety in the district without police in schools. The superintendent has been tasked with developing a safety plan.READ MORE: 'It Could Be A Different Place': How Climate Change Could Affect Lake Superior's Future
The police department says that officers have formed important relationships with students and teachers while protecting some of the city’s most vulnerable.MORE NEWS: TurnSignl App Aims To Help Everyone Get Home Safely After Traffic Stops
The department went on to say they will still do everything they can to support the schools without having officers inside.