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National Teachers Union Wants Police Out Of Schools

The American Federation of Teachers union is calling for schools to stop using police as school security personnel.

Instead, the union wants “peace officers” employed by districts or schools that would “focus on nonviolent resolution of conflicts with a minimal use of force.”

AFT sent out a June 18 email announcing the resolution, which states:

“RESOLVED, that the necessary function of school safety should be separated from policing and police forces. School security personnel should be trained as peace officers and integrated within the school community, with a focus on nonviolent resolution of conflicts with a minimal use of force. The AFT will reconvene a unionwide conversation—including educators, students and parents—on how to transform school security to help achieve a safe and welcoming environment for students and staff, and not a militaristic police state that has criminalized Black and Brown students.”