Neosho School District Plans to Bring in New Resource Officer

By Felicia Lawrence

Published 04/16 2014 09:27PM

Updated 04/16 2014 10:10PM

NEOSHO, MO.--- Neosho School District leaders are planning to place a police officer back in their buildings. According to Superintendent Dan Decker, the district's resource officer was removed from the schools approximately two months ago. He cited the cause for removing the officer as lack of communication between the school district and police leaders. The two parties were not seeing eye-to-eye on the methods and procedures of having an officer in the schools. 

After two months of meeting, Superintendent Decker says they're looking forward to placing the resource officer back in the schools as soon as possible. "There's a piece of mind that our parents have with the officers in the building. Just because there's that feeling of safety that their kids are being cared for. And so I think it's a win-win. It's a win for the school, it's a win for the community," said Dan Decker, Neosho School District Superintendent. 

The decision was approved by the city council last night. Students should start seeing an officer on school grounds in the coming weeks. 

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