North Carolina foster teen languishes in adult jail for school incident

By Susan Ferriss

A judge freed a foster girl from adult jail after a school police arrest, but N.C. social services fail to come get her.

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"… tting. Part of the problem is that Garcia is both an adult and a minor in North Carolina. Once they’re 16, youths in the state are put automatically into the adu …"

"… in Wake County, according to Jennifer Story, an attorney with Legal Aid of North Carolina’s Advocates for Children’s Services. “You cannot use jail as a boar …"

"… Garcia arrested for an incident on a school bus. In January, Legal Aid of North Carolina and other groups filed a civil rights complaint against the Wake County Sc …"

"… her state, according to Story. The girl was placed with a family member in North Carolina. She said Garcia wants to disclose what has happened to her; fellow studen …"

California lawmakers latest to consider limits for cops in schools

By Susan Ferriss

Golden State lawmakers latest to think about limits.

Los Angeles school police still ticketing thousands of young students

By Susan Ferriss

School police still citing thousands of kids for minor violations

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"… “a gateway” to the criminal-justice system, said Sen. Dick Durbin, an Illinois Democrat who presided over the hearing.Federal justice and education offic …"

Perps or pupils? Safety policy creates friction in New York City schools

By Daryl Khan

Presence of school safety agents creates friction in Gotham schools

California moves closer to reforming school discipline

By Susan Ferriss

California lawmakers want to stem tide of suspensions, expulsions; lawyer featured in Center story testifies about boy's case

School arrests in Connecticut bring new scrutiny, reforms

By Lisa Chedekel

School arrests In Connecticut bring new scrutiny, reforms