Minorities arrested in city schools
An average of four students were arrested or ticketed each day during public summer school this year, according to an analysis released yesterday by the New York Civil Liberties Union.
About 94 percent of those students were black or Latino, and 83 percent were male, the group reported, after studying arrest records from July to September.
“The data raise concerns about black students being disproportionally arrested in the city’s schools,” said the NYCLU’s executive director, Donna Lieberman.
Udi Ofer, an advocacy director at the NYCLU, said more police are stationed in schools than guidance counselors.
Chancellor Dennis Walcott said yesterday the Department of Education will take a close look at the data, pointing out that major crime in schools is down 49 percent since 2001.