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Behavioral problems rise after D.M. schools drop police officers


Axios Des Moines: Student behavioral problems at Des Moines schools have reached a fever pitch this year, staff, parents and police told Axios in interviews over the last month. Des Moines Public Schools is one of 33 districts in the U.S. that have ended their school resource officer programs since May 2020, according to Education Week. Guns, knives, Mace, rocks, a brick and a stun gun have been used in recent school fights, some of which have been captured on video and posted to social media by students, according to police reports. Multiple incidents have involved students assaulting teachers or staff, the reports show.

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