Calif. City Limits Police on Campus
PASADENA, Calif. — The Pasadena City Council approved an agreement that would limit the role of Pasadena police on school campuses.
School officials will handle offenses with school-based disciplinary actions rather than citations and arrests, according to the article. Police officers will intervene in cases involving assault, weapons, narcotics sales and other major offenses that state law requires them to handle, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Civil rights and community groups who have pushed to reduce police involvement in schools believe student misbehavior can be treated more effectively by using incentives and conflict mediation.
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