JCPS’ 117 student arrests only part of story

COURIER-JOURNAL OF LOUISVILLE, KY , 3 SEPTEMBER 2016, FEAT. PROF. JOSH GUPTA KAGAN:

The word “arrested” was written in all-caps across the Western High student’s publicly available arrest citation.

The 18-year-old was handcuffed in school after what police said was a classroom confrontation over a cellphone that turned physical. He was charged with two counts of third-degree assault and one count of second-degree disorderly conduct in the April 2015 incident. He got a jail booking number and a mugshot.

Yet his arrest was not counted by Jefferson County Public Schools in data that it is required to send to the state.

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