Josh Wingrove, Globe and Mail
August 29, 2008
Armed Toronto police officers will be stationed in two dozen public high schools and a pair of Catholic high schools this fall, the Toronto District School Board chair says.
Board chair John Campbell told CTV last night the officers will be stationed beginning in October, and that “we all stand to benefit” from their presence.
The officers will be shifted over from other Toronto police assignments, and won’t cost either school board money, CTV reported.
The move comes on the heels of a 1,000-page safety report after the shooting death of 15-year-old Jordan Manners in the hallway of North York’s C.W. Jefferys Collegiate Institute last year.
It offered 126 recommendations, one of which was an expanded role for police in schools.
A formal announcement is expected in another week.
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