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The Utica City School District will have a police officer present at a local high school

The Utica City School District held a board meeting Tuesday where they discussed everything from budgets to school policies.

Posted: Jan 24, 2018 12:09 AM
Updated: Jan 24, 2018 2:27 AM

UTICA -- The Utica City School District held a board meeting Tuesday where they discussed everything from budgets to school policies.


One policy they voted on was to have a police officer for safety purposes at Proctor High School.


Following a shots fired incident at Proctor High School in the fall, board members feel there should be a police officer present to aid with dismissal.


The officer would patrol the school area and help control any problems students may have.


The safety policy raised some concerns about the budget and who would pay the cost to have the officer at the school.


One board member disagreed with the policy while others felt having a police officer present is necessary.


"We had a shooting a few months back and it's the boards feeling, a majority of the boards feeling, that this officer would be around to prevent future incidents like that, and to control any other problems that arose around the school at dismissal time," board member Michael Paul said.


The officer would patrol the school for two hours a day and make $57 an hour.


That money will come from the school districts budget.

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