PUHSD students protest school resource officers at district meeting | Downtown Devil

Students called for Phoenix Union High School District to remove school resource officers from its schools Thursday during the district’s governing board meeting. Students at the meeting said having a police officer at their high school made them feel more unsafe than protected. They were also concerned about deportations and the presence of guns on school grounds. “It makes me feel like a criminal,” said Chrisalma Enriquez, a sophomore at South Mountain High School. “They say that school should be a safe place, but if there’s an officer there, it …

Students launch #CopsOuttaCampus campaign at Phoenix Union High School District schools | The Republic

BrieAnna J. Frank, The Republic | azcentral.com Published 9:49 p.m. MT May 4, 2017 | Updated 9:53 a.m. MT May 5, 2017 (Photo: BrieAnna J. Frank) A group of students from schools in the Phoenix Union High School District are calling for an end to having police officers on high school campuses.  The students said on Thursday that the presence of school resource officers on their campuses doesn’t increase student safety, but instead sends an intimidating message that students could be jailed or deported. The group of about 15 students launched a campaign …