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NYC: Increase in kids being handcuffed and removed from schools by cops

June 5, 2021, Business Insider: Children as young as 5 years old are being handcuffed and removed from New York's schools by the police https://www.businessinsider.com/children-young-as-five-handcuffed-and-removed-from-nyc-schools-2021-6
• The number of students removed from New York City schools has increased, a new report finds. • The report also uncovered that Black, Latinx, and disabled students are disproportionally affected. • Black and Latinx students accounted for 92% of all interventions between 2016 and 2020. The number of police interventions in New York City public schools has risen with Black students and students with severe disabilities disproportionally removed from classrooms, a new report has uncovered. The report, which was published this week by Advocates for Children of New York (AFC), an education nonprofit organization, analyzed 12,000 incidents described by the NYPD as "child in crisis interventions" where a student is removed from a classroom or school to be transported to a hospital for a psychological evaluation between 2016 and 2020. According to the data, the number of interventions increased by 24% in the first three quarters of the 2019-2020 school year. Around 10 percent of these students in crisis were handcuffed, including numerous instances where children under the age of 13, including five, six, and seven-year-olds, were handcuffed before they were forcibly removed from a classroom for evaluation. "Five-, six-, seven-year-olds getting handcuffed in school. Very, very troubling," Dawn Yuster, director of the School Justice Project at Advocates for Children, told Spectrum News NY1. … The data also revealed that Black students — particularly young Black boys — and students with disabilities attending District 75 school, which provides specialized support for students with disabilities, are over-represented in the population of students who police officers removed. Between July 2018 and March 2020, 26.7% of all interventions involved Black boys, who were just 13% of the public school population. Similarly, Black girls comprised 20% of all interventions despite accounting for only 12% of enrollment…. "Students in emotional crisis need emotional support; they don't need to be criminalized and handcuffed," Kim Sweet, AFC's Executive Director, said. "As a city, we need to start treating all students as we want our own children to be treated."…