ST. PAUL, Minn. – Governor Tim Walz says he’s examined the updated state school law on school policing and determined there not a total ban on physical restraints on unruly students. A clarification on the law will be forthcoming, Walz said in response to concerns from school resource officers that the law precludes them from necessary action when physical intervention is warrahted. “There are exceptions for health and safety of students and the officers, just like there is for everything,” Walz said. “I certainly think we should agree that we should not be on the necks of students unless someone’s life is at risk.” Some large school districts have as many as eigt school police resource officers.
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