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New school guidelines by the federal government.
On the 21st of March Eric Holder said schools must use "principals of fairness and equality in student discipline or face strong action."
He blames Zero Tolerance policies that have uniform punishments for offenses such as truancy, smoking, drugs, and weapons that lead to more blacks being expelled than other races.
As a recommendation he says the administration should confront the weapons, drugs, gang fights and not security personnel who would report and charge the suspects. They would then be able to stay in school and not go to jail .... his theory not mine. So maybe there is a good reason to push drugs and carry weapons to school ??????
So teachers get current in your hand to hand combat .... by order of the Secretary of Education or your school could "face strong action" ... what ever that means ... normally associated with funding and government aid to your state.
So if this occurs ... you know that X has a gun ... you ignore it .... he kills Y ... you are now a acccessory to murder and facing life in prison ... kids will rat you out ... drugs are still illegal .... so don't tell security ... a deal goes bad and X with the gun shoots Y .... again your going to jail because the kids will rat you out. Some kids might just drag you into this mess because they can with these new rules .... and you are guily until proven innocent.
So the question is Why have police / security at school at all if teachers and admin are the enforcers .... wait until it is completely out of control before calling them. Thus ensuring that the kids can remain in class. With little regard to the danger this puts students, teachers, and administration in.