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Bringing the cops a hard call in school

Districts view policy on difficult students

Entrance to Schenectady High School.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Entrance to Schenectady High School.
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Once or twice a week, every week of the school year, police take someone out of Schenectady High School in handcuffs. But in the vast majority of those cases, no crime was committed. Police were called to help the school district enforce internal discipline when suspended students or drop-outs wouldn’t leave the building. Out of 63 cases in the last school year, only 17 involved allegations of a crime. And only five of those arrests ...


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