At least 28 students have been seriously injured—and one killed—in the past 5 years. JAEAH LEE Bio |
Jones A Louisville police officer is facing assault and misconduct charges after his alleged use of force at a middle school.Screenshot from school surveillance footage For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter. Over the past year, video footage from around the country of law enforcement officers killing citizens, many of them black, has brought scrutiny on policing in the streets. Yet, another disturbing police problem has drawn far less attention: Use of force by cops in schools. According to news reports and data collected by advocacy groups, over the past five years at least 28 students have been seriously injured, and in one case shot to death, by so-called school resource officers—sworn, uniformed police assigned to provide security on K-12 campuses.