Students and Advocates Protest NYPD in Schools

While city schools might have been in mid-winter recess, many students were still busy, and making ample use of their downtime.

Approximately 50 students from across the city, including northern Manhattan and the Bronx, rallied together at One Police Plaza this past Wed., Feb. 22nd to demand that the New York Police Department (NYPD) stay out of their schools.

"Children are being sent to the precinct instead of the principal’s office," said New York Civil Liberties Union Executive Director Donna Lieberman, who spoke at the protest rally together with the students, New York City Councilmembers Daniel Dromm and Robert Jackson, who also serves as Chair of the Education Committee.