Only weeks after a student suffered traumatic brain injury as a result of being tased at school, Texas Appleseed is urging the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement to adopt a statewide policy that bans the use of pepper spray, stun guns, and Tasers on students by school police officers attempting to restore order in school. We are part of a coalition of seven civil rights and social justice groups seeking this change to protect children.
Joint letter by Texas Appleseed, Disability Rights Texas, and the Center for Public Representation
Texas Appleseed, Disability Rights Texas, and the National Center for Youth Law have added additional complainants to its June 12, 2013, filing with the U.S. Department of Justice. The three law centers allege that Dallas County's four school districts and truancy courts are violating the constitutional and civil rights of students prosecuted for Failure to Attend School.
Dallas Truancy Court Data, Appendix E - Dallas Court Outcomes


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