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Samuel Sinyangwe
After Columbine over 10,000 school police officers were hired just in case a school shooting happened. Two decades later, they haven't stopped a *single* school shooting. Instead they've arrested over 1 million kids, mostly students of color, for routine behavior violations.
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Samuel Sinyangwe 22 Feb 18
Replying to @samswey
70,000 students were arrested at school during the 2013-14 school year alone. Two-thirds were students of color. Not one case where a school police officer intervened and stopped a school shooting.
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Samuel Sinyangwe 22 Feb 18
Replying to @samswey
A study of Delaware school arrests found 75% were for disorderly behavior or fighting (without weapons). This would’ve likely resulted in detention or suspension before. Now kids are arrested, sometimes incarcerated, and stigmatized with a criminal record.
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Samuel Sinyangwe 22 Feb 18
Replying to @samswey
Black students are more likely to have police in their schools, 3x more likely to be arrested at school and more likely to be arrested for the most minor offenses. No evidence schools are any safer. The only thing more police in schools is proven to do is criminalize more kids.
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Samuel Sinyangwe 23 Feb 18
Replying to @samswey
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Chuck Lord 25 Feb 18
Replying to @samswey
Our school resource officer is an integral member of the school. The officer talks with students, and develops relationships with those students. I don't know statistics but would say that very few if any students are actually placed under arrest. I will have to find this out.
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Samuel Sinyangwe 25 Feb 18
Replying to @ChuckLord1
Which school is it?
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Victoria Camron 22 Feb 18
Replying to @samswey
I don't know if we can say that school resource officers *haven't* stopped or prevented a school shooting. Events that don't happen aren't reported. But I agree that cops on campuses often cause problems.
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Colin McMillen 22 Feb 18
If a cop at a school actually saved the school from an active shooter, it’d be Captain Sully levels of national news and adoration for days, not something that gets quietly unreported
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Tina Rouse 23 Feb 18
Replying to @samswey
It was never about stopping shootings and always about locking up young Black & Brown children and limiting their life choices. Sad. Bigly.
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Charles Pinion 23 Feb 18
That is so true and it makes me so sad. Plus it builds up the prison industrial complex as added bonus.
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