Bishop Ward High School

Ward students can now view community policing from both sides now

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A handshake. A nickname. A laugh. Someone teenagers can talk to — and they do.

These descriptions don’t match many of the news stories that have gripped the United States in recent months detailing tensions between police and communities.

But they describe just a few of the interactions between students at Bishop Ward High School in Kansas City, Kansas, and Officer Santiago Vasquez, student resource officer and a senior master patrolman with the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department...

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