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Put an end to metal detectors in public schools.

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Dear Mayor de Blasio,

You ordered the police to stop "stop and frisk". Now we want you to end the use of metal detectors to scan students entering public schools.

The majority of students in New York City schools are Black and Latino. Metal detectors in schools contribute to the idea that Black and Latino teenagers should be treated like criminals.

When passing through metal detectors students feel hassled, uncomfortable, annoyed, and that their rights are being violated. Metal detectors in schools break the connection between students, teachers, and school administrators and contribute to a distrust of authority.

Schools should be learning environments where students are prepared for college, careers, citizenship, and adulthood. Metal detectors in schools only prepare students for second-class citizenship and life in prison.

Mayor de Blasio,​ put an end to metal detectors in public schools.

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