Buffalo Takes Steps to Combat School Violence

BUFFALO, N.Y. – City, school and police officials have outlined a plan to fight the recent surge in violence at Buffalo schools.

Mayor Byron Brown, along with the superintendent of Buffalo schools and the acting police commissioner announced there will be an increased police presence at Lafayette, Grover Cleveland, Riverside and Burgard high schools. The police presence will focus on the opening and closing of the school day.

A police department liaison will be appointed to work directly with the school district, and police departments will rotate their patrols outside the schools. Additionally, the police will continue to collaborate with the district in identifying gang activity and sharing resources.

The district also hopes to have its attendance intervention model funding restored.

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