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Aberdeen city leaders, residents push to improve student safety, cite need for more resource officers

Aberdeen city leaders, residents push to improve student safety, cite need for more resource officers

Aberdeen city leaders say they are working to find the money to hire a school resource officer for Aberdeen Middle School, following recent incidents in which police had to respond to the school.

Police investigated a claim of a potential shooting at the middle school in late September, a rumor of a fight between two eighth-graders, one of whom was reported to have mentioned using a firearm. The potential for a shooting was unfounded, police later reported.

The middle school, along with Aberdeen High School, also were locked down Dec. 1 after police received reports there would be a large fight involving weapons among students during dismissal. The rumors were unfounded again,...

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