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Continued: Following survey, Columbia Heights schools combat open enrollment losses

  • Article by: CODY NELSON , Special to the Star Tribune
  • Last update: March 18, 2014 - 1:11 PM

Halibi said some parents would see police cars in front of the high school and assume something bad was happening. But almost all the time, the police weren’t on a call and were just volunteering in the school or visiting.

“I think in the past, the reputation wasn’t the best,” Halibi said. “But reputations die hard.”

Officials now stress that the schools are as safe as any and Nadeau said crime in Columbia Heights is the lowest it has been in 25 years.

 

Cody Nelson is a University of Minnesota student reporter on assignment for the Star Tribune.

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