Report: 1 in 200 students busted in school

Friday, September 13, 2013

Arrests in Connecticut schools dropped 13.5 percent from 2008 to 2011, but hundreds of the arrests made in 2011 were for minor policy violations such as throwing erasers, shouting, or leaving class without permission, a new report says.

The report by Connecticut Voices for Children -- the first comprehensive study of its kind in the state -- also found significant racial disparities in arrest rates: Black students were 3.7 times more likely to be arrested than white students, and Hispanic students were 3.2 times more likely.

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