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Watchdog group questioning plans to put officers in N. Charleston schools

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NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

A plan to put a police officer at every school in North Charleston is being questioned by a local watchdog group.

Citizens United for Public Schools is concerned it will increase the risk of racial profiling. Organization leaders say they want a legal review of whether the city can dictate policy to a school district.

Last month, North Charleston City Council agreed to post police officers at the 21 public elementary schools within the city.

Right now, they're only stationed at middle and high schools.

Mayor Keith Summey asked for the officers after the shooting at Sandy Hook.

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