Discipline children, don’t criminalize them – El Paso Times

Imagine a child as young as 6 years old arrested for disrupting class.It seems like an unlikely scenario, but it is happening in Texas classrooms and these are not just for extreme, violent circumstances. Most arrests are for nonviolent disorderly conduct offenses.The number of Texas children receiving Class C misdemeanors is alarming. According to Texas Appleseed data, in the El Paso Independent School District, 1,447 students received Class C misdemeanor tickets from 2006-2007

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One response to “Discipline children, don’t criminalize them – El Paso Times

  1. Pit

    The San Antonio Express-News has a slightly different version ofthe same comment by Helen Giddings (D-Dallas). There, e.g., the second paragraph reads, “The number of Texas children receiving Class C misdemeanors is alarming. One of these was a 12-year-old special-needs student in Austin, ticketed for disrupting class for applying perfume after her peers told her ‘she stank.'”

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