Dr. Amy Klinger interviewed for 'False Alarms' article in The Atlantic

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 09:21 -- admin

10/22/19 Dr. Amy Klinger, Ashland University associate professor of educational administration and director of programs for the nonprofit Educators’ School Safety Network, was interviewed for a recent article in The Atlantic titled, “The False Alarms that Get Kids Arrested,” by New York-based freelance reporter Tyler Kingkade.

The article is part of The Atlantic’s project, “The Presence of Justice,” which is supported by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge. In it, Klinger is quoted as saying, “We have students who feel like they’re being treated like potential criminals instead of students.” Communities have approached school-shooting prevention by locking own campuses and surveilling kids, which Klinger considers counterproductive in many ways. “We’ve kind of gone overboard,” she said. “Not all threats are created equal.”

The article also cited statistics compiled by the Educator’s School Safety Network that show 3,058 threats of violence directed at schools in the 2018-19 school year, up from 2,085 two years prior.

To read the full article, go to https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2019/10/fake-school-shootin...