‘Disturbing schools’ law criticized after South Carolina student’s arrest

-REUTERS, 30 OCTOBER 2015, FEAT. PROF. JOSH GUPTA-KAGAN:

A South Carolina law that landed a black high school student in handcuffs after she was thrown across a classroom by a white deputy is too broad and needs to be changed, a sheriff and local leaders said following outrage over the girl’s arrest.

The state’s “disturbing schools” statute, enacted in 1962, is under scrutiny after a sheriff’s deputy in Columbia was seen on video this week slamming to the ground a student caught with her cell phone out during math class. The encounter prompted the officer’s firing and a federal civil rights probe. <Read More>