Tonight: West Carrollton police officer deal targets school safety issues

The city of West Carrollton and the school district are proposing a deal to install a police officer at the high school.

The draft of the one-year agreement, which if approved would start next month, comes after a school year when police reportedly responded to West Carrollton High School more than a dozen times on issues ranging from intimidation to assault.

After a student was punched and concerns of bullying surfaced this winter, West Carrollton Superintendent Andrea Townsend said officials planned hire a school resource officer in the district, which includes parts of Miami Twp. and Moraine.

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The proposed agreement outlines a number of duties by the school resource officer. Among them: “prevent or discover commission of crimes, search for suspicious activity or situations, apprehend criminals….”

The proposal is scheduled to be discussed at tonight’s West Carrollton City Council meeting, which begins at 6:30 p.m.


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