California school board votes to bring police back to school campuses following 'defund' movement

During a special meeting last Wednesday, the Pomona Unified school board approved a service agreement with the Pomona Police Department to hire two campus safety resource officers – as the district looks at “reimaging and retooling” the role of police, Superintendent Richard Martinez said, according to the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin.

The agreement, which still needs to be approved by the Pomona city council, comes months after protests across the country called for defunding the police. But since students returned for in-person learning after COVID-19 shutdowns, schools are now dealing with fights and issues that police officers would typically handle. 

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The Pomona Unified School District Education Center in Pomona, California. (Google Maps)

The Pomona Unified School District Education Center in Pomona, California. (Google Maps)

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