Opposition to School Resource Officer in Piedmont, CA

Opposition to School Resource Officer in Piedmont, CA

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Jodi Biskup started this petition to Piedmont community members

We, the undersigned residents of Piedmont, California, are opposed to the proposal to put an armed police officer (called a School Safety Officer (SRO), in the Piedmont schools. We are concerned about safety and the climate in our schools and do not believe an officer is the best fit for our community.

There is no conclusive data that shows an armed officer creates a safer school environment and, in fact, many reports have concluded they often lead to greater harm than good including bodily harm to students, more arrests for minor incidences such as misconduct, and a negative effect on student culture and less trust among student and staff.  We know the district can do better than to resort to the criminalization of our children and ask the district to "emphasizes positive, preventive approaches to school discipline” as advised by the Children's Defense Fund.

We are calling on our elected officials on the School Board and City Council to vote down the proposal to put an armed officer in the Piedmont schools.

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