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  • Children as young as 5 years old are being handcuffed and removed from New York’s schools by the police

    Jun 7, 2021

    06.05.2021 | Business Insider | “Five-, six-, seven-year-olds getting handcuffed in school. Very, very troubling,” Dawn Yuster, director of the School Justice Project at Advocates for Children, told Spectrum News NY1. “I, personally, professionally have represented clients as young as eight years old, who has been handcuffed in school — and I will never forget the day that I got a call from a parent when his child was transported to the hospital.” 

    She added: “It only exacerbates the problems that already exist. It does absolutely nothing to change the behavior, improve the behavior, and it further alienates the family from the school.” Read article