In a California Desert, Sheriff’s Deputies Settle Schoolyard Disputes. Black Teens Bear the Brunt.

ProPublica (09/29/2021)
  • Black students in Antelope Valley (CA) high schools accounted for 60% of the apprehensions by police stationed at schools despite representing 20% of the schools population.
  • Students and some teachers complain that on-campus arrests have taken the place of traditional discipline (eg detention).
  • 75% of the students parents and school district staff support stationed police as a deterred to school shootings.
  • Police can target and question students on “reasonable suspicion” of criminal activity, creating an environment of constant anxiety-inducing fear.