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U.S. Dept. of Education’s Office for Civil Rights

Activists tell Hillsborough County School Board that changes need to be made regarding the criminalization of black youth

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Last fall, Chamberlain High School student Brittany Overstreet suffered a concussion and broken jaw after a violent incident with a school resource officer (SRO) — an incident that still reverberates with young activists who say that black teenagers are being pushed into the “school-to-prison pipeline.” The incident involving Overstreet remains in dispute, with reports saying that three students approached Chamberlain’s assistant principal last September and alleged that Overstreet threatened to spray them with mace or pepper spray. An  altercation then ensued when the…

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