In May, as part of Democrats’ “Defund the Police” movement, the Alexandria, Virginia, city council voted to remove school resource officers (SRO), promising to replace them with mental health counselors.
Counselors were never hired, however, and parents and teachers are now blaming an increase in student violence on the decision to remove police from schools, Fox News reported.
Jennifer Rohrbach, the mother of a 14-year-old daughter at Alexandria City High School, told ABC7 that she was shocked by videos that have been posted online showing students kicking, punching, and even stomping classmates and teachers.
“When I watch these videos, I would say my reaction is shock, complete shock,” Rohrbach said of the videos. She added that she believed the violence would be reduced if police were back on