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: Nurses Return To Work At Plymouth's WestHealth After 3-Day Strike
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: Biden Admin. Orders Study That Could Mean 20-Year Ban On Copper Mining Near BWCA
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: COVID In Minnesota: 32 Further Deaths Added To State's Toll; Positivity Lingers Above 8%
The department went on to say they will still do everything they can to support the schools without having officers inside.