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Putting More Cops in Schools Does Not Make Them Safer: Report

 

November 29, 2018



File this under “things we already knew but it’s good to have confirmation anyway”: a new report says putting more police officers in schools does not necessarily make them safer.

Kenneth Alonzo Anderson, an associate professor at Howard University, conducted a study focused on North Carolina middle schools and found no relationship between increased funding for school resource officers and reduction in cases of reported school crimes. Anderson told the News & Observer that legislators around the country should look at his findings before rushing to put more police officers in schools—especially in the aftermath of events such as the Parkland, Fla., shooting.

https://www.theroot.com/putting-more-cops-in-schools-does-not-make-them-safer-1830668233

 

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