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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 Feb 22
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 Feb 22
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 Feb 22
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 Feb 23
The data shows black kids are arrested at school almost exclusively for disorderly conduct and fist fights. It isn’t about criminality it’s youth getting arrested for youthful behavior that previously would’ve been handled with detention/suspension.
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Samuel Sinyangwe Feb 23
And if you look at the study it actually shows white students are more likely to be involved in/arrested for more serious offenses, though again these offenses made up only 9% of school arrests. So if there’s allegations of criminality, it makes more sense to direct them there.
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Samuel Sinyangwe Feb 23
Replying to @samswey
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Chuck Lord Feb 25
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 Feb 25
Replying to @ChuckLord1
Which school is it?
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