From After-School Detention to the Detention Center: How Unconstitutional School-Disruption Laws Place Children at Risk of Prosecution for ‘Speech Crimes’ by Frank LoMonte, Ann Marie Tamburro :: SSRN

A frequently overlooked issue with school discipline is the student’s behavior. A student misbehaves in class and is noncompliant when the teacher tells the student to stop. The student isn’t protesting they are misbehaving. The teacher has no other option but to send the student to the office or call in the principal or school security. Basically at this point the student is being removed from class and if the student continues to ignore the orders of the principal or security the final ultimatum may be issued where the student is told to leave the school.

I am skipping some negotiations that also occurred like in most cases there is a history with the student. The teacher has tools to use to handle disruptive students that were employed. The prinipal and security can use de-escalation techniques however if the student resists all of these interventions then choices become limited.

Once the student is told to leave the school there noncompliance breaks the law. It sounds silly. Yeah. Why didn’t the student stop misbehaving right? If the student remains in school they can be arrested. This arrest wasn’t for a student not doing their homework, it’s not because a student was having trouble understanding the assignment, it’s not free speech. It was because the student disrupted class and would not stop. Keep in mind that there were 24 other students in class and hundreds in the school that were behaving.

As unrest erupts across the country over issues of police violence and race, how and when police use their authority inside schools is receiving renewed, and ov
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Averted School Violence (ASV) database – 2021 Analysis Update

A very interesting point of the data analysis is on page 11 the most common security measure used where potential attacks were averted was “Security Officers or Police Officer at/in school”. It is not surprising to me but in the current climate where there is a push to remove police from school in the capacity of SRO or SLO this call for action should be re-examined.

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The Effect of School Discipline on Offending across Time

This article below is just released about the relationship between school suspension and future crime.

Punishment should be looked at as a measure of behavior and not the cause of behavior.

For example a school suspension should be looked at as a measure of previous behavior and not a cause of future behavior.

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Educators, officers focus on disrupting school-to-prison pipeline in Tulsa Public Schools forum on community policing | Crime & Courts |

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A panel discussed moderator queries and responded to written questions submitted by audience members for two hours during the “Community Conversation” event Thursday night at the TPS Education Service Center.
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