Reporter Fact-Sheet on School Resource Officers (SROs)

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The presence of armed police officers on school campuses is proven to be detrimental to the health and safety of students while having no shown benefits. As you report on issues involving policing in schools, please refer to this factsheet as a resource to help provide fair coverage of an issue that is far too often reported through the lens of law enforcement and without proper perspective from students and communities of color, among other important voices.