The Newtown school shooting tragedy has stirred much debate over gun control laws in the United States. But it’s also raised another question among lawmakers and community members: Do police officers belong in schools?
Many state legislators and residents are eager for funding that will support more in-school officers, like the community of Jordan, Minn., which has already stationed its entire eight-officer police force in local schools, according to The Center for Public Integrity. On the other hand, civil-rights advocates and juvenile court judges argue that the criminal justice system is already too closely involved in matters of student discipline in some areas. Tell us what you think below: