Elementary Justice Campaign Representatives Speak to Chalkbeat About Ongoing Removal of SROs in Schools

A screenshot image of a cop outside an elementary school with lots of children outside; Image credit: Scott Olson

“For years, Chicago parent Maria Toribio heard countless stories of school officials quick to call police to deal with minor disciplinary issues. She worried these police interactions would follow students into adulthood and criminalize them.

‘Instead of helping our children,’ Toribio said in Spanish, ‘police can sometimes do more harm.’

That’s why Toribio joined a group of Chicago Public Schools parents with a mission: Get police out of schools.”

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