MA Cops End "High Five Fridays" at Local School After Concerns Raised

Photo: @NorthamptonPD Facebook

Photo: @NorthamptonPD Facebook

The Northampton (MA) Police Department has decided to end a program that involved police officers greeting elementary school students with "high fives" on Friday.

The program, although popular, was nixed over concerns raised that some students may not feel comfortable with uniformed officers at the school.

The police department posted on Facebook last week that, "People were specifically concerned about kids of color, undocumented children, or any children who may have had negative experiences with the police."

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