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After George Floyd Killing, Denver School Board Member Wants Police Out Of Schools

The morning after heated protests erupted in Denver over the police killing of George Floyd, school district leaders pledged to “stand up for justice,” and one school board member renewed his call to remove police officers from the district’s schools.

Denver Public Schools Superintendent Susana Cordova and three of the district’s seven school board members made a statement Friday on Facebook Live about the killing in Minneapolis.

“These events must serve as a reminder that we still have much work to do in creating more inclusive environments,” Cordova said. “As a district, we have a responsibility to make sure that we are doing our part to foster empathy and kindness. Our schools are the diverse playing grounds where our youth can learn acceptance and belonging.”

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