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School Policing Questioned as Students Return to Classrooms Amid Pandemic Stress and Security Revamp

08.22.21 | The CITY | And this past June, a new analysis of city policing data by the nonprofit Advocates for Children showed that police involvement in “child in crisis” incidents — where students are taken to hospitals in response to emotional distress — were on the rise pre-pandemic. They’d risen from 2,700 incidents in the 2016-2017 school year to about 3,500 incidents in the 2017-2018 school year, the Daily News first reported.

There were particularly high rates for Black students and for those in schools that serve youth with special needs. Read article