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Board Member Takes Jabs at School Fighting Policy

H untsville School Board Member David Blair says their current policy gives school resource officers too much power. Blair brought up the subject in Thursday night's meeting after two students were recently hauled off in a police cruiser and booked into the juvenile detention center . The two students were caught fighting

"We put a real emotional burden on these kids when we arrest them and take them to the d-home. I would like to see us tackle this and change it so we aren't arresting these kids," says Blair.

But some board members say police officers can't ignore a crime no matter where it happens.The superintendent says she will take up the issue with the Huntsville police chief. The board hopes to have a resolution by their next regular meeting.

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