Police in schools ‘not the answer,’ says NAACP Legal Defense Fund

“Enhanced police presence in schools is not a panacea for preventing the violence we saw in Newton, Connecticut,” Damon Hewitt, director of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund’s Education Practice Group, said in a statement. “Instead, adding police and armed security to schools often means that normal student behavior becomes criminalized. The negative consequences of increased police activity is felt most sharply in schools with large numbers of African-American and poor children.”

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