1. Skip to navigation
  2. Skip to content
  3. Skip to sidebar

Trustees vote to temporarily suspend TDSB’s school resource officer program

NEWS STAFF | posted Thursday, Aug 31st, 2017

A police officer walks with students in a Toronto school. CITYNEWS/File photo.
Trustees have voted to temporarily suspend the Toronto District School Board’s controversial school resource officer program for the start of the school year.

A permanent decision will be made after more data is collected and a report can be released.

This comes almost a week after activists and members of the public disrupted a Toronto Police Services board meeting, arguing armed officers in schools intimidate students and contribute to the marginalization of people with diverse backgrounds.

The program deployed 36 officers in 75 schools across the city.

It was put in place after 15-year-old Jordan Manners was shot and killed at C. W. Jefferys Collegiate Institute in 2007

An interim report on the review’s findings is expected to be released in January.

Related stories:

Review of controversial SRO program goes ahead despite angry opposition

Police Services Board defers cops in school decision until December


  • No comments have been left yet, get the conversation started!

Leave a Comment Below

Sign in to comment.

All fields are required.

Want to embed media into your comment? Just paste in a URL in a separate paragraph to the page where you would normally view the media (like on YouTube) and it will automatically be embedded into your comment.