“You’re called school safety agents, but you’re not giving the school safety,” said Jolie S., a high school junior from Brooklyn. “You’re a school cop. You’re policing us, you’re surveilling us. You’re watching our every move. At times, it does feel like jail.”
The youngster, who serves as a youth leader with the Urban Youth Collaborative and Make the Road NY, says students of color like herself are often overlooked in conversations about school safety.