October 31, 2015
School Resource Officers
By Chris Norby
Dear FJUHSD Board Members:
The violent classroom arrest recently of a South Carolina high school student by a uniformed police officer has raised questions about the routine presence of law enforcement in public high schools. Including Fullerton’s.
Are these “school resource officers” really necessary, or do they turn routine campus infractions into criminal cases? The girl in question was defiant and refused reasonable requests to surrender her cell phone. However, was this cause to call a police offer into the classroom and the inevitable confrontation? Continue reading