P&C On the Streets Edition 5
Over 100 children were arrested at elementary schools in the 2020-2021 school year, as analyzed by CBS News from Department of Education data. The number of young children arrested at schools was lower than previous years, which a Department of Education official attributed in part to students learning remotely rather than in-person during the pandemic. The context shows arrests of young elementary school children occurring despite pandemic-related school closures and remote learning, though at lower rates than prior years. The reasons for and effects of these arrests on children merit further examination.