Susan Ferriss

Center for Public Integrity

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Reporter on juvenile justice for the Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit investigative news group based in Washington, DC; former reporter for the Sacramento Bee

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President Trump, Florida Senator Marco Rubio and others say schools are less safe because of Obama-era guidelines aimed at reducing suspensions and expulsions of minority students.

Conservatives point to Obama-era guidelines on school discipline as one reason for school shootings

President Trump, Florida Senator Marco Rubio and others say schools are less safe because of Obama-era guidelines aimed at reducing suspensions and expulsions of minority students.

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The video of a police officer body-slamming a student in South Carolina went viral yesterday. Having police officers—often known as School Resource Officers—in classrooms is not rare.

Police in Schools

The video of a police officer body-slamming a student in South Carolina went viral yesterday. Having police officers—often known as School Resource Officers—in classrooms is not rare.

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It used to be that people threatened with violence had a duty to flee, unless they were defending their own homes.

'Stand Your Ground' in the Spotlight

It used to be that people threatened with violence had a duty to flee, unless they were defending their own homes.

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