Jamesville-DeWitt votes to have school resource officer through 2020

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(WSYR-TV) — A police officer will be assigned to the Jamesville-DeWitt School District at least through the end of the year.

There’s been a lot of controversy about police in schools since the death of George Floyd. In August, the Jamesville-DeWitt School Board voted to cut the position.

A petition that circulated garnered 1,000 signatures calling to restore the school resource officer.

Another school board vote happened on Monday night, temporarily restoring the position for the fall.

A task force will recommend whether Jamesville-DeWitt should keep an in-school police officer for the district.


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