Maryland Police Union Turns Down School Security Contract

Less than a week after two teenagers were shot outside a local high school, the police union in Frederick, Md., voted against taking a contract to provide school security due to compensation disagreements.

The police union in Frederick, Md., voted this month not to provide security for Frederick County Public Schools. The vote came less than a week after two teenagers were shot and wounded outside Frederick High School.

The police union turned down the contract over a disagreement on the condition that officers be paid for a minimum of two hours of work. Union members wanted to be guaranteed pay for at least three hours of work, something the Frederick County Public Schools said it could not afford, the Frederick News-Post reports.

The school district negotiates contracts with the county sheriff’s office, Brunswick and Frederick police each year for officers to provide security at after-school events.

The Feb. 4 incident at Frederick High School occured in the evening while a basketball game was being playing by the JV team.

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