State of Texas: Cops in the Classroom

Schools have been caught lately between two opposing trends: On one hand, juvenile crime rates are declining. On the other hand, school shootings have prompted administrators to beef up security. There’s little reporting required about the details, but the trends are clear: There are more police in schools — and more students arrested — than ever, even as schools are generally getting safer.

State of Texas: Cops in the Classroom

Patrick Michels, a former Observer staff writer, is a reporter at the Center for Investigative Reporting.

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