News Story (North Carolina)
Eastern Wake News (North Carolina)
February 21, 2014
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Tags: Children & Juvenile, Schools: Discipline
Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Aid of North Carolina (LANC)
A federal complaint described the ‘school to prison’ pipeline, which tells of a student getting in trouble at school and ending up in jail. The complaint said it was hard to provide data to prove how Wake County makes the pipeline smoother for its students.
Students under 16 who are referred to the courts aren’t tracked by the school and after 16, students go straight into the criminal court system, although schools don’t keep track of how many students end up on that path, said attorney Jennifer Story who works with the Legal Aid of North Carolina’s Advocates for Children Services.
Her organization is one of several who authored the complaint against Wake County schools.