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Suspensions decrease, fights increase in Salem-Keizer’s first months without officers in schools

Students at Weddle Elementary on the first day of the 2021-22 school year. (KEIZERTIMES/Joey Cappelletti)

In the first two months of full-time in-person instruction without school resource officers, suspensions and expulsions have been drastically reduced in Salem-Keizer schools — while fighting has increased. 

The disciplinary data released during Salem-Keizer school board’s Nov. 16 work session showed that expulsion violations through the first two months of this . . .

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