Report finds school policing disproportionately impacts black, brown youth

Advocates question rationale for more officers in schools

CASSANDRA BENSAHIH can’t forget the day seven years ago that her 11-year-old daughter was brought home from school in a police car.   A black middle school student in Worcester, she forgot to bring a homework assignment to class that day and was told she had to leave the classroom. When she refused, a school-based police officer was called and she wound up under arrest.   The result was a(...)

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