By Kerry Burke and Ben Chapman
Black and Hispanic kids accounted for 99% of all public school students handcuffed by NYPD school safety agents in crisis incidents in 2016, data published Monday shows.
A “child in crisis” incident is one where a student displaying signs of emotional distress is removed from the classroom and taken to a hospital for a psychological evaluation.
In 2016, there were 262 child in crisis incidents where handcuffs were used, according to the New York Civil Liberties Union, which first reported the data — and all but three of those incidents, or 259, involved black or Latino children.
NYCLU Executive Director Donna Lieberman said kids who are subject to police action in school suffer academically and emotionally.
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Source: The New York Daily News (via The Empire Report)