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New Student Safety Act Passed By Council

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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Accuracy and detailed reporting about security in schools will be a valuable tool that will be used to monitor activity in the schools, the bill’s sponsors believe, as well as identify and address any problems that may occur.

The NYPD’s School Safety Division is made up of more than 5,200 officers and school safety agents who are assigned to the public school system and its more than one million New York City school children.

Groups like the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) and the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund have often complained that police officers assigned to schools often overreach to minor incidents, such as scribbling on a wall.