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Call for Suspension Reform After Student’s Death

The Grio (via News One) | June 18, 2010

Last week, 15-year-old, Jawaan Daniels, was shot and killed during school hours. He was leaving Lafayette High School and going home for a suspension. But, parents say he should have been in school.

Buffalo parents argue that simply sending students home for suspension is not addressing the larger issue of their safety. The Buffalo Schools Parent Coordinating Council believes that the school district hands out too many suspensions to students–leaving them in danger.

Buffalo School Superintendent, James A. Williams, sat down and spoke to parents about reorganizing the suspension protocol.


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