LISTEN: 'We Have To Reimagine How We Support Kids': Child Advocate On 911 Calls From School
The Office of the Child Advocate is raising alarm at the number of calls made from Waterbury public schools to police to handle behavioral issues with students ages 4 to 12. Almost 200 calls were made over a six-month period, resulting in close to 40 arrests.
State Child Advocate Sarah Eagan appeared on All Things Considered and spoke at length about how race and disability seem to influence adults’ decisions to call police. She also talked about what it will take to solve this problem.
You can hear the interview below: