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Average of Five Students Arrested Per Day at City Schools Last Fall

Gotham Schools

22 February 2012 - Original Source

Students and advocates rally at police headquarters after the release of data on arrests and police incidents at city schools. Photo: Gotham Schools

By Rachel Cromidas

Police officers arrested more students and handed out more tickets in schools as the school year got underway, according to new data released today. On average, five students were arrested per day on school grounds between October and December 2011.

Those statistics come from a trove of data the New York Police Department is required to release under a relatively new law mandating the disclosure of i