Keeping Schools Safe: Armed Guards or Gun Free?

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Objection

"The real impact of armed guards in schools is a dramatic increase in students arrested for minor misbehaviors," said Judith Browne Dianis, Advancement Project co-director. In addition, she and others argue that police training "provides no communication or psychological skills for officers working with children and youth," particularly youth with mental health, special education-related issues.

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