St. Paul School District Superintendent Apologizes for Active Shooter Training Cost

Updated: 01/24/2014 7:33 AM
Created: 01/23/2014 7:58 PM
By: Leslie Dyste

In an update to a story 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS broke Monday, the St. Paul School District's Superintendent sent a letter apologizing to St. Paul Police and the mayor for not letting officers do active shooter training inside Humboldt High School.

The district wanted to charge the department $300 in order to use the building. That forced St. Paul Police to find another school to do the training.

St. Paul Police Federation President Dave Titus told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS police decided to train at Sibley High School in Mendota Heights because there was no charge and "the district there welcomed us."

Titus says the money was not at the core of the union's disappointment.

"We are part of the community and we want to train in the schools where we have officers every day," he said.

In the letter, Superintendent Valeria Silva says her district will ensure police have the resources they need to protect schools and the community.

LETTER: St. Paul Schools Superintendent Apologizes to Police by KSTPTV

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