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May 28, 2010 8:14 AM

Fewer school arrests reported

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) Members of the Lafayette Police Department's School Resource Officers Unit report 36 fewer arrests for the school year of 2009-10 from the previous year.

The Advertiser reports there were a total of 270 arrests for the school year, with 92 arrests for disturbing the peace by fighting and 69 arrests for simple battery.

Officers attribute the reduction in arrest to programs instituted and the improved relationship between the students and officers working on the campus.

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Information from: The Advertiser, http://www.theadvertiser.com

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