The Guardian: Say no to armed guards in schools

I have my first ever piece up at The Guardian today! I’m so totally excited!!

The piece is published in the Comment is Free section today, and I’m talking about armed guards in schools:

On Monday, Congressman Mark Meadows, a North Carolina Republican, and six other House Republicans took this one step further and introduced a bill that would fund the Cops in Schools program, which would give a total of $30m in grants to schools looking to increase armed police presence.

Putting more people with guns in schools is not the answer. By increasing police presence in school, we are guaranteeing that more students will be arrested – perhaps unnecessarily. Increasing police in schools will contribute to the school-to-prison pipeline.

Please, go read the article and comment and share!

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