A report from Alabama Appleseed
Arrests in school ensnare Alabama children in a school-to-prison pipeline that many will never escape. In many cases, these arrests are made by school resource officers (SROs) who work exclusively within schools.
SROs are law officers, not hall monitors with handcuffs. Yet children can be arrested for common childish misbehavior like talking back or cursing.
That’s why Alabama must implement evidence-based policies to keep all children safe. We should not tolerate a system that sets up a false choice between standards on one hand and safety on the other. Our children deserve both.
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