March 17, 2016
A South Jersey suburb will pay half a million dollars to assure that a program placing a full-time cop in each of Evesham Township’s schools remains in place, NJ.com reports.
Officers began staffing each of the district’s 10 schools last December after an elementary school student carrying a fake gun tried to goad police into killing him, in a suicide-by-cop gesture.
The township and school district had previously split the cost of patrols, but a vote on the district’s funding for the schools imperiled the program.
The town is shouldering the cost for a year, and then hopes to devise a new cost-sharing program that again includes support from the district.
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