11/30/11 - Police release quarterly report on school arrests, thanks to work of Trust grantees
Trust grants helped the NYCLU, NESRI, and other groups get passage of the Student Safety Act, which requires the Department of Education and the Police Department to report on suspensions and arrests. The first report is out:
Nov. 28, 2011
By Anna M. Phillips for the New York Times
Nearly half of the students arrested inside New York City schools in July through September were under the age of 16, according to a report on school arrests by the New York City Police Department that was released Monday.
The new data covers arrests and summonses issued to students by members of the Police Department’s school safety division from July 1 to Sept. 30, a time span that includes summer school and the first few weeks of regular classes. During that period, school safety agents and officers arrested 63 students, ages 12 to over 20, and issued 182 summonses.
This is the first time the Police Department has complied with the Student Safety Act, a law passed by the City Council last year that requires the Police Department and Department of Education to issue quarterly reports on student arrests, summonses and suspensions. Continue article>>
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