"A story about one 5-year-old particularly stands out. The little boy was required to wear black shoes to school. Because he didn't have black shoes, his mom used a marker to cover up his white and red sneakers. A bit of red and white was still noticeable, so the child was taken home by the cops. The child was escorted out of school so he and his mother would be taught a lesson."
Admin + Cop = Idiot
"Students playfully throwing peanuts at one another on a school bus ended in five black male high school students being arrested for felony assault after one of the peanuts hit the white female bus driver."Well, that IS a problem.
It's simple. Combine stupid with racist, add in administration that is way too full of itself and stir with a ladle of cop-speak and you get this. Administrative Over-Reaction and a No-Tolerance/No-Intelligence Discipline policy.
Keep the police officers out of schools. Call them in when you need to have someone arrested, certainly, but don't make them the first-response to student horseplay and childish antics.
Force the administration to do their jobs properly or fire them. Discipline should stay within the boundaries of the school building.
Don't even get started with the whole gun thing.