I had a student who was often running away from home and their attendance was not the best. One day when they did come to school, police were called by their family to bring them home. The student began crying and screaming due to the nature of the situation. They were not violent by any means, just upset. The student began to calm down, but police grew impatient and said it was taking to long. The police put the student in cuffs to take them out of the school. The student screamed all the way out of the school. If their relationship with school wasn’t rocky before this incident, it sure was after. This is not the only time police have come into the building and put youth as young as 12 into handcuffs to escort them out. Police have no place in schools.


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