Print Column: Suicide Is a Bigger Threat Than Shootings for North Dakota’s Kids


MINOT, N.D. — A majority of students in North Dakota, some 53%, attend a school at which there is a police presence.

Far more students in our state, some 74%, attend a school that fails to achieve the student-to-counselor ratio recommended by national organizations like the American School Counselor Association.

Those numbers are from a national report published by the American Civil Liberties Union. They argue our schools need fewer police officers and more counselors.

It’s a compelling one.

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