Chicago’s largest high school will no longer have police officers in the building. On Monday, the Local School Council for Lane Tech College Prep voted 9 to 3 to remove school resource officers, or SRO’s, from campus. This comes on the same day Chicago Public Schools announced a proposal to slash its budget for police in half. SRO’s have been a matter of serious debate in Chicago, as calls for police reform and de-policing schools grow louder.
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GUEST: Sarah Karp, WBEZ education reporter