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EACS board against proposed county jail site

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ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (WOWO) – The East Allen County Schools Board of School Trustees has issued a statement regarding the proposed site of the new Allen County Jail.

The statement reads:  “The East Allen County Board of School Trustees objects to the usage of the county-owned land at Paulding and Adams Center Road for a jail and strongly request of the Allen County Commissioners that another site be chosen.  The East Allen County School System serves this area with Southwick Elementary, Prince Chapman Academy, Paul Harding Jr. High, and East Allen University.  These schools are within viewing distance of the proposed new jail and with this correctional facility located in this proximity to students, we view this as a detriment to their development.”

The Board of School Trustees added that they believe other, more appropriate locations exist in Allen County to build the new jail.

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1 comment

Slacker06 September 7, 2022 at 8:11 am

It seems to me a good idea to locate the county jail close to schools. It just might give a very potent object lesson to the young skulls full of mush that crime does not pay or doing crime will end up putting one in the county jail. Since schools refuse to teach this subject it is up to the country commissioners to help infuse the idea that crime does not pay to the youngsters thereby protecting the law-abiding citizens who pay all the bills for government and schools. Perhaps the school board should stay in their lane and focus on teaching the subjects they have traditionally taught including civics rather than the new age union foolishness they teach currently. The school board works for the parents and taxpayers not the unions. They owe it to the rest of us to do the right thing every day.


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