Central Falls high school forgoes police presence
Central Falls police say school officials have removed the police officer from Central Falls High School and re-assigned her to the middle school.
The move comes after police logs showed an increase in calls for help at the high school, which is in the middle of a state-ordered turnaround to address a history of low test scores and high dropout rates.
Some teachers have complained that new leadership at the high school this year has been too lax on discipline. As of last month, police had arrested at least five students and two teachers pressed charges for assault.
It is common practice for police departments have a dedicated school officer. Central Falls school officials did not return calls asking why they decided to take the police officer out of the high school.