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Police in Schools

Police In This School District Want To Pepper-Spray Kids On Their Own Terms

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.17.2016 | Politics

The Birmingham Police Department is in court this week to appeal a judge’s decision that it must create stricter guidelines around using pepper spra...

A Police Officer In This School Allegedly Choked And Body-Slammed Kids

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.06.2016 | Politics

School resource officers -- police officers who are stationed in schools -- are increasingly under scrutiny for their harsh practices. There have been...

These School Districts Have More Security Guards Than Counselors

The 74 | Rebecca Klein | Posted 03.29.2016 | Politics is a non-profit education news site, devoted to telling the stories of schools, teachers, parents and America's 74 million kids. Sch...

Jarring New Video Shows A School Police Officer Kicking A Black Teen

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 03.03.2016 | Politics

Four seconds, three slaps, two profane words and one kick. That's the narrative of a disturbing new video that appears to show a Baltimore school poli...

When Police Run Our Schools

Carla Shedd | Posted 11.19.2015 | Politics
Carla Shedd

A Black female student's violent assault and arrest by a school police officer at Spring Valley High School in South Carolina has exposed a wider audience to the dangerous consequences of embedding police in schools.

Kids In Texas Are More Likely To Get Tasered At School Than In Jail

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 11.12.2015 | Politics

In November of 2013, Noe Nino de Rivera was at his high school when a fight broke out between nearby students, including his girlfriend. Nino de River...

Rebecca Klein

How Denver Is Trying To Dismantle The School-To-Prison Pipeline | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.08.2015 | Politics

In middle school, Jhovani Becerra witnessed his classmates get suspended for small infractions like mouthing off to teachers or violating the school d...

Rebecca Klein

All Over The Country, Kids Are Getting Shocked With Tasers And Sprayed With Chemicals In School | Rebecca Klein | Posted 04.05.2015 | Politics

Noe Niño de Rivera spent nearly two months in a medically induced coma after a Texas school resource officer shocked him with a Taser in November 201...

As Awareness of the School-to-Prison Pipeline Rises, Some Schools Rethink the Role of Police

Harold Jordan | Posted 05.20.2015 | Education
Harold Jordan

Funding for school policing programs has expanded and more school-based police are being armed with the same weapons cops carry on the streets. This expansion has not come with significant strings attached or proper guidelines.

Rebecca Klein

Lawsuit Alleges Officers In Birmingham Schools Sprayed Hundreds Of Students With Chemicals | Rebecca Klein | Posted 01.22.2015 | Crime

Every day in Birmingham, Alabama, students run the risk of being sprayed with a dangerous chemical weapon just by attending school, according to attor...

Their Voices Call Out to Us

Judith Browne Dianis | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics
Judith Browne Dianis

We must move from reflection to action on solutions that truly work. On the one-year anniversary, the voices of the victims of gun violence call out to us. Will we listen?

Stop Sending Undercover Cops Into Our Schools to Entrap Our Kids on Drug Charges

Tony Newman | Posted 02.12.2014 | Crime
Tony Newman

Here we go again. Undercover cops pose as students, make friends, build trust, and then arrest teenagers for selling mostly small amounts of marijuana.

How Not to Police a Society

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 04.28.2013 | Crime
Tom Engelhardt

It was, in a sense, so expectable, so leave-no-child-behind. I'm talking about the arming of American schools. Think of it as the next step in the militarization of this country, which follows all-too-logically from developments since September 11, 2001.

The School Security America Doesn't Need

Chase Madar | Posted 04.28.2013 | Politics
Chase Madar

It seems grotesque that the horrific slaughter of those 20 children in Newtown, Connecticut, will result in more children getting traumatized, but that's exactly where we're headed -- with firm bipartisan support.

John Celock

GOP Gov Waits To Take Stand On 'Fascist' Idea | John Celock | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) is not taking a position yet on legislation introduced in her state to cross-train teachers as police offi...

Staggering Cost To Put Cops In Broward Grammar Schools

Sun Sentinel | Scott Travis and Karen Yi | Posted 02.20.2013 | Miami

In South Florida's middle and high schools, police officers have long been considered necessities. In elementary schools, they're often viewed as luxu...