City of Moorhead: School Resource Officers returning to MAPS campuses Friday

(Fargo, ND) -- According to a post on the City of Moorhead's website, the city's police department and Moorhead Area Public Schools have jointly agreed that School Resource Officers can begin returning to schools Friday, October 6th.

Officers were pulled from campuses in August following the enactment of a new state law, which restricts the types of physical restraints officers and school staff are allowed to use on students. 

"Now, after further clarification of the new law and its implications by the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office and additional legal counsel, MPD and MAPS have jointly agreed that SROs can begin returning to schools Friday, October 6.

This is good news for our schools and City. SROs are excited to return to schools where they partner with staff, build relationships, and help protect and serve our learning environments," reads the statement in part. 

WDAY Radio Now is reaching out to school district officials for comment.