SRO- Police Chief/ Town Manager: Take concerns to school board

Staff Writer

Parents, high school students, and teachers expressed their concern and displeasure with Police Chief Seth DiSanto and the City of Newport for pulling the Resource Officer from the school three weeks before the school year begins.
DiSanto said he now needs the former SRO officer, and all of his officers serving the entire city, especially in light of the escalation of violence against police across the nation. He also said that the City budget might be overspend by some $80,000. DiSanto maintains that the decision to pull the officer was about resources not money.
DiSanto and Laura Dolgin urged the group to take their concerns to the North Country School Board meeting tonight at 6:00 pm the junior high school library in Derby.