Chris Opfer | August 29, 2014 | The Atlantic | CityLab
As classes resume, school districts around the country try different approaches toward police on campus.
As students start heading back to school, they'll find
freshly decorated halls, new lockers to decorate, and teachers asking
about their summer reading assignments. In some areas, they’ll also be
greeted by metal detectors and armed police officers, including at a
least a few toting semiautomatic assault rifles.
A new school year means new questions about the role of police in
classrooms and the effect of officers on everything from campus security
to students’ prospects for spending for a life behind bars. School
districts across the country spent their summer breaks grappling with
the issue. While they’ve come up with varied approaches, many of the
plans aim to achieve two overarching goals: decreasing arrests and
enhancing relationships between cops and kids.
School districts across the
country have come up with varied approaches that aim for two overarching
goals: decreasing arrests and enhancing relationships between cops and
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