Kayleb returned to court as schools alter discipline policies 

“Twelve-year-old Kayleb Moon-Robinson of Lynchburg, Virginia—whose felony arrest at school last year sparked national criticism—returned to juvenile court this week but left with his case still officially pending.

Kayleb, who is autistic, was featured in a Center for Public Integrity investigation last May that scrutinized national data—and local police records—and found that Virginia schools referred students to law enforcement at three times the national rate of referral. In a pattern reflected nationally, black and special-needs students in Virginia were disproportionately referred to police and courts for seemingly minor indiscretions like middle-school fights.”

Read the full story at the Center for Public Integrity.

 

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  1. Hi there!

    I’m a national reporter for NPR assigned to cover the Mid-Atlantic region, and I happen to be based in Hampton Roads when I’m not traveling on assignment. I just wanted to say hello and ask if you’d add me to your press list. I’ve taken on this assignment after covering the 2016 presidential campaign from primary to general election, so I have a special interest in politics. Would love to meet informally some time with someone from your office if you’d be up for that, too.

    My contact info is below.

    Thanks,

    Sarah

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