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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Education, School Safety: Do 'Zero Tolerance' Polices Lack Common Sense? - ABC News

Read Here: Education, School Safety: Do 'Zero Tolerance' Polices Lack Common Sense? - ABC News

Eighth-graders Cassandra and Aliyah Russell of Chicago never imagined they'd be arrested in their school cafeteria, much less for throwing food. ...Police arrest two dozen children at a Chicago school for reckless conduct.But that's just what happened following lunchtime mayhem last Thursday at the Perspectives Charter Middle School, south of Chicago. More than two dozen students, ages 11 to 15, were rounded up by police, arrested and charged with misdemeanor reckless conduct...."They took us to jail, fingerprinted us, mugshotted us, or whatever, all because of a food fight...I was arrested. Handcuffs on," 13-year-old Cassandra told ABC News

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