Metro Police to remove School Resource Officers from most troubled schools
Starting March 1, two of the most troubled schools in Nashville, Bass W.A. Alternative School and Johnson Alternative Learning Center will be without School Resource Officers.The decision to pull the three Metro Nashville Police officers has been in the works for nearly a month. School Resources Officers or SROs positioned at the schools have reported “toxic” environments where they are verbally harassed, reportedly on a daily basis. The population of students at Bass and Johnson are made up of some of the most troubled students in the district. Many have lengthy criminal records and most have been kicked out of conventional high schools because of behavioral problems.