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Mount Pleasant Residential Centers Raise Security

Police have been called to Pleasantville Cottage School almost 700 times between May 2015 and May 2016.
Police have been called to Pleasantville Cottage School almost 700 times between May 2015 and May 2016. Photo Credit: Jewish Child Care Association of New York, Inc.

MOUNT PLEASANT, N.Y. -- Civic leaders in Mount Pleasant told residents that they have seen positive results from increased security at two schools and treatment centers in town, according to lohud.com.

Stemming from a May meeting with concerned locals, the Office of Child and Family Services is conducting unannounced visits at Pleasantville Cottage School and Hawthorne Cedar Knolls, which both serve emotionally disturbed youth, according to lohud.com.

Mark Saracino, a Hawthorne resident and a leader of the Coalition for a Safe Mount Pleasant claims intakes have been frozen for a portion of the Pleasantville facility when speaking at the Mount Pleasant Community Center though he expressed modest optimism with increased security. Between May 2015 and May 2016, police responded to a total of 1,504 calls — 827 at Hawthorne Cedar Knolls and 677 at Pleasantville Cottage School, according to lohud.com.

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