The results of the Vancouver School Board’s community consultations on police in schools are in, and the majority of the more than 1,900 people consulted feel neutral or positive about the school liaison officer program and want to keep it.
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But Black and Indigenous people, who made up eight per cent of those who responded to a survey about the program and eight per cent of students who took the survey, were more likely to have negative feelings about police in schools.
Many cited fears and anxieties about officers in schools or examples of discrimination they’ve already experienced from police.