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Teachers In Los Angeles And The Bay Area Call For The Elimination Of School District Police Departments


National outrage over police brutality has reached California schools, with unions and civil rights groups across the state demanding districts remove officers from campuses.

Teachers in Los Angeles and the Bay Area are calling for the elimination of school district police departments, echoing longstanding concerns from the ACLU about disproportionate discipline based on race and school transgressions leading to incarceration.

When asked if he supports efforts to remove police from schools on Wednesday, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond did not call for their removal but said that standards for school resource officers need to be reevaluated and should include implicit bias training.

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