Guidelines seek to combat higher arrest rates among some student groups

01/8/2014 | Reuters

Data show students with disabilities make up 19% of those who are suspended and nearly a quarter of students involved in a school-related arrest. To help turn this trend around, the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Education have released guidelines highlighting such students' civil rights. "A routine school disciplinary infraction should land a student in the principal's office, not in a police precinct," U.S. Attorney Eric Holder said in a statement.

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