Former Stoneleigh Fellow and Board Member Kevin Bethel spoke to CBS News about the Philadelphia Police School Diversion Program and the city’s significant drop in school arrests since the program began.
Many protestershave also drawn attention to the relationship between police and schools. More than 40% of public schools in 2016 had a school resource officer, who is a sworn law enforcement officer.
When 6-year-old video from New Mexico shows a police officer tasing a special education student last year.threw a tantrum in class last year, she was arrested by Orlando police. A
And a sheriff’s office in North Carolinalast December who was seen on surveillance video body-slamming an 11-year-old student, a boy who weighed just 70 pounds.