Black Students: More Police at School Will Not Make Us Feel Safer

After the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, politicians and talking heads have discussed ways to stop mass shootings from gun reform to hardening schools, which includes adding more armed police officers at schools.

However, many Black students across the country believe that adding more resource officers will only make them feel more targeted for discipline and even abuse.

“We don’t see police presence as part of the solution,” said high school senior Malika Mobley. “If you really think about why police don’t make us safer, you can draw connections to all types of tragedies that impact the most marginalized among us.”

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