Advocates Seek to End Arrests of Young Students in Nashville Schools - Articles

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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Sep 10, 2018
Youth justice advocates are seeking new solutions in juvenile discipline to avoid arresting children 12 and younger, The Tennessean reports. Last year, 113 Metro Nashville students of that age demographic were arrested, many of whom have mental illness. An advocacy group called PASSAGE – Positive and Safe Schools Advancing Greater Equality – is asking Nashville’s school board to end all out-of-school suspensions, expulsions and arrests for elementary-age students, except in the most serious cases involving drugs, weapons or violence.