08/14/2013 01:53 EDT | Updated 10/14/2013 05:12 EDT

P.E.I.'s Opposition Tories call for police presence in every high school

CHARLOTTETOWN - P.E.I.'s Opposition Progressive Conservatives are calling on the government to develop a strategy that would place a police officer in every high school.

Charlottetown city council recently approved funding to place an officer in two local high schools next month.

The local program was launched earlier this year.

But Olive Crane, justice and education critic for the Tories, says keeping schools safe is a responsibility of the provincial government.

She says having police officers in Island high schools could help tackle addiction problems among youth.