Boston mayor-elect stands firm on removing police officers from schools

Boston School Police lost their power to arrest anyone earlier this year, and they're now called safety services officers.
By: | November 5, 2021

As a candidate for mayor, Michelle Wu made it clear she wants police officers out of schools.

Despite last week’s violent attack on the principal of Dorchester’s Henderson School, Wu still says officers do not belong in schools.

“It points for the need for us really to be really investing in our young people, in our school system, in the supports that are necessary all throughout the system,” Wu said. “We need in particularly in this moment coming out of the pandemic, when there’s been such stress, anxiety, trauma on our families to be putting more resources into social and emotional supports, into the wraparound services that our schools should be providing.”

Boston School Police lost their power to arrest anyone earlier this year, and they’re now called safety services officers.

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