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Denver Public Schools board votes to reinstate school resource officers

Nicole C. Brambila - Colorado Politics | Published on 5/24/2023
The Denver Public Schools Board of Education Thursday voted unanimously to suspend its ban on armed school resource officers on school campuses and directed the superintendent to devise a long-term safety plan before the end of June.

Part of Thursday’s directive instructs Superintendent Alex Marrero to ensure teachers and staff are not using armed police for discipline issues that arise in the classroom.

“I believe that there’s been a societal failure,” Board President Xóchitl Gaytán said during a news conference Thursday.