Duluth Police will ramp up presence in public schools for next two years

By KBJR News 1

July 5, 2014 Updated Jul 5, 2014 at 7:25 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - It's never too early to remind you that school is just a couple months away. And when it's in session, police officers will be making daily trips to public schools in Duluth.

The city will provide law enforcement officers in public schools in the upcoming school year.

City officials say they've been sending officers to the schools for several years, and this only helps to insure the safety of Northland students even more.

"I know that the school board has been concerned about school safety and also teaching children how to be safe, and we live in a very different world now, unfortunately," said Duluth City Councilor Sharla Gardner.

The new agreement is good for two years. It began in June, and will run through June 6th, 2016.

Elsa Robins