Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine Wants to Spend $388 Million Putting Police in Schools

Advocates say increased police presence isn't beneficial to kids

By Nadia Ramlagan, Ohio News Service

Advocacy groups said they are concerned about the lack of accountability surrounding Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine's $388 million proposal to staff schools with police officers known as school resource officers. Cyan Blackwell, policy strategist for the ACLU of Ohio, explained the increased presence of police in schools over the past few decades has led to students being criminalized for behavior once handled by a principal, such as using a cell phone in class or disrespecting a teacher...

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