S.C. proposal to overhaul ‘disturbing schools’ charge could become law this year

POST AND COURIER, 19 APRIL 2018, FEAT. PROF. JOSH GUPTA-KAGAN:

South Carolina students could no longer be arrested for “disturbing schools” under Statehouse legislation that advanced Thursday with the backing of law enforcement groups.

The charge’s catch-all definition in state law is so broad “we’re criminalizing youthful behavior,” said Richland County sheriff’s Capt. Chris Cowan.

“If this statute had existed when I was in school, I wouldn’t be wearing this uniform right now,” he said.

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