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Mostly Minority Students Charge School Arrests Having Negative Impact

Posted: Friday, March 2, 2012 12:00 am

More than 800 students were arrested or served summonses by School Safety Agents in the last quarter of 2011, 94 percent of them black or Latino, according to new numbers from the Police Department.

The statistics were the first provided under the recently-passed Student Safety Act and covered three months of school attendance, from October to December. An earlier release covered the months of July to September and showed 63 arrests and 182 summonses, along the same racial lines.

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