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School Resource Officers

Children of the American Police State: Just Another Brick in the Wall

John W. Whitehead | Posted 08.23.2016 | Education
John W. Whitehead

It's difficult enough raising a child in a world ravaged by war, disease, poverty and hate, but when you add the police state into the mix, it becomes near impossible to guard against the growing unease that some of the monsters of our age come dressed in government uniforms.

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...

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...

If Girls of Color Are Not Safe in School, Where Can They Be?

Nakisha M. Lewis | Posted 10.30.2015 | Women
Nakisha M. Lewis

If the institutions and adults entrusted with protecting young people continue to enable the school-to-prison pipeline through their bias and subsequent actions, where is it that girls of color can feel safe?

Rethinking Restraints -- They're Not Just for Special Needs Children Like Mine

Bonnie Zampino | Posted 10.28.2015 | Impact
Bonnie Zampino

I know I should have been shocked by the video of the student being thrown to the floor in a classroom in South Carolina. But I wasn't. As the mother of a child with autism, I know all about the use of restraints and seclusion.

Is This What School Safety Looks Like? Because It's Terrifying.

Nicole Kief | Posted 10.28.2015 | Education
Nicole Kief

What reportedly happened in that Spring Valley classroom is a prime example of the consequences of having a routine police presence in schools.

Deputy Who Flipped Spring Valley High Student Acted Reprehensibly, School Officials Say

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 10.27.2015 | Politics

It was "outrageous and unforgivable," for a South Carolina school resource officer to knock a high school student to the floor and drag her across the...

The Assault At Spring Valley High Shows The School-To-Prison Pipeline In Action

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 10.28.2015 | Black Voices

An incident this week in which a police officer was filmed roughly hurling a student to the ground is only one piece of a larger problem that dispropo...

How Did They Treat You?

Jennifer Farmer | Posted 11.10.2015 | Black Voices
Jennifer Farmer

In schools, as in the rest of the community, Black women and girls are labeled loud, unruly, angry and disruptive. These unfair stereotypes affect how our children are treated in schools, and beyond.

Officer Seen Manhandling Student Has Been Sued Twice Before

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 10.27.2015 | Crime

The South Carolina school resource officer who hurled a student to the ground and dragged her across her classroom on Monday has been sued twice befor...

MAP: Where American Students Are Pepper-Sprayed At School

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 10.06.2015 | Politics

In 2011, a 17-year-old girl was pepper-sprayed by a school resource officer at Woodlawn High School in Birmingham, Alabama, after getting in a dispute...

School Violence Prevention - It Really Does Take a Village!

Jonathan J. Doll, PhD | Posted 05.21.2016 | Politics
Jonathan J. Doll, PhD

On Thursday, May 21, 2015, at Post University, about 58 leaders and educational change agents from the great state of Connecticut met at the first annual conference series aimed at preventing tragic events of lethal school violence.

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.

Have Crime and Punishment Gone Too Far in the American Public Schools?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 03.31.2015 | Education
John W. Whitehead

Roughly 1,500 kids are tied up or locked down every day by school officials in the United States.

Joy Resmovits

Schools Were Getting Much Safer Until 2010, Government Report Finds | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

American public and private schools are generally much safer than they were 10 years ago, but school crime began a slight climb in 2010, according to ...

Joy Resmovits

Inside The Boot Camp For Cops Charged With Keeping Our Schools Safe | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The same week protests erupted around the nation over the acquittal of George Zimmerman for the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon...

Joy Resmovits

Newtown School Police Officers Detail Horrific Day, 7 Months After Massacre | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics

ORLANDO, Fla. -- It happened seven months ago Sunday, but remembering details of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting still brings tears to the e...

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.

School Resource Officers Protect Our Children

Jack Levin, Ph.D. | Posted 03.24.2013 | Crime
Jack Levin, Ph.D.

This is one of the few recommendations that has a realistic chance of improving the safety of our children -- and it has little if anything to do with having a gun toting security guard on board when a rampage killer enters the classroom.

SHOCK: 5-Year-Old Forcibly Bound, Arrested At School

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 11.30.2011 | Education

What started as an attempt by the Rio Calaveras Elementary in Stockton, Calif. to change the behavior of a student with ADHD, turned into a source of ...