Leaders Interviewed About Police In Schools
“‘Most the kids in my community that go to school feel like they’re in prison,’ said CPS parent Dexter Leggin. “The first person they see in the door is a police officer, the last person is a police officer.’
Leggin is part of an organization called POWER-PAC. They’re trying to end what they call the school-to-prison pipeline, in which school officers end up arresting students rather than administrators using alternatives, like restorative justice, to solve the situation.
‘At the beginning and end of the day, he is a police officer. We can’t change that relationship. If something does happen, he is bound by law to do what police do,’ said Lynn Morton, founder of POWER-PAC.”
Watch their interview here.