With more police in schools, Texas kids get more tickets

Spike in tickets for kids as young as 6 as number of campus officers has increased


By TERRENCE STUTZ
Dallas Morning News

AUSTIN - Students in Dallas and other urban school districts in Texas are increasingly being charged with Class C misdemeanors for less-serious infractions that used to be handled with a trip to the principal's office, according to a new study.

The report from the nonprofit advocacy group Texas Appleseed examined student disciplinary data on 22 of the largest school districts in the state. It found that most have sharply increased the number of campus police officers - resulting in far more misdemeanor tickets being handed out to students.

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