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March 17, 2016

Suburban township pays half a million to keep cops in schools

Evesham Township will cover cost of threatened program begun after student tries suicide-by-cop

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Evesham Township police are seeking help in identifying a flasher who exposed himself two teens.

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, 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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