US schools of different areas decided to cut their relation with police force after George Floyd’s death

US schools of different areas decided to cut their relation with police force after George Floyd’s death

US schools of different areas and districts have decided to cut their relationships with local police departments out of concern that the officers patrolling their hallways represent more of a threat than a form of protection after George Floyd’s death.

Schools of the United States including New York, Chicago, Phoenix, Denver, Seattle, Portland, Oregon, Oakland, and California have planned to cancel their contracts with local police departments to guard their schools.

The plan to end contact has been prompted by the Minneapolis school board voting unanimously to end its contract with the city's police department about a week after protests that followed George Floyd's death on May 25.

Instead of trying to change how police officers are used in schools and what they can and cannot do, students in US, teachers union and community groups are now circulating a petition and calling for the $33 million the school system will now hire additional nurses and counselors, instead of police in schools.

Published on: Jun 16, 2020 16:05:51

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