Saturday, October 10, 2015

U.S. Department of Justice weighs in on school resource officers

If school personnel can handle it, they shouldn't be involved:
The Justice Department's interest statement, which was filed Oct. 2, says that the lawsuit "implicates the rights of children in schools to be free from unconstitutional police seizures, the rights of children with disabilities to be free from disability-based discrimination, and the rights of children to be free from civil rights violations that lead to the cycle of harsh school discipline and law enforcement involvement known as the school-to-prison pipeline."
This is in response to a lawsuit filed on behalf of two Kentucky elementary schoolchildren who were handcuffed by a school resource officer.

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