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March aims to remove school resource officers from 4J district

The march was organized by the BIPOC Liberation Collective with support from Lane County Mutual Aid and Sunrise Eugene.

Posted: Jun 15, 2020 11:42 AM
Updated: Jun 15, 2020 7:29 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- Current and former Eugene School District 4J students led a march Monday evening, supporting the removal of school resource officers within districts and campuses.

RELATED: ROLE OF OFFICERS IN 4J, BETHEL SCHOOLS CALLED INTO QUESTION

Many are also calling for the defunding, disarming and dismantling of the police.

The march was organized by the BIPOC Liberation Collective with support from Lane County Mutual Aid and Sunrise Eugene.

It began at the Cesar Chavez Elementary School at 6 p.m. and ended at the 4J Education Building.

“I wanted to make sure that other students of color in my school and in schools in 4J felt safe," said Sierra Tena, a student at North Eugene High School. "Knowing that the police make that hard for them to feel that way, I wanted to make sure that we're out here supporting. So then everyone can feel safe at school.”

On Wednesday, 4J officials will make a decision about their contract with the Eugene Police Department.

Rico Perez is the Board Chair at the Community Alliance of Lane Couny.

“I’m proud of their efforts to get adults to listen to them," Perez said. "They do need to be heard. We are in a changing world, and I support them.”

Two petitions are circulating, one in support of and one opposing school resource officers.

About 200 community members marched on Monday evening. 

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