By: Ashley Alese Edwards

Source: Refinery 29 

Her concern is not unwarranted, according to NAACP Legal Defense Fund policy counsel Nicole Dooley. “Police presence has not been shown to make schools safer, but it can lead to the over-criminalization of students – particularly students of color – and worsen race-based disparities in how typical student behaviors are addressed,” Dooley told Refinery29. “And despite the risks faced by students in having increased police presence at school, there are no national standards for training for school resource officers.”

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