Lex Was Here – Till She Got Hauled Off in Cuffs

by
Abby Zimet

In the most recent instance of excessive force by police in New York's public schools, a 12-year-old girl was hauled out of school in handcuffs
after doodling on her desk, with erasable marker yet. Last month, the New York Civil Liberties Union filed a class
action lawsuit on behalf of five students physically abused and wrongfully arrested. Alexa Gonzalez was suspended from school; she must do community service and write an essay on what she learned. Her mom says she's been throwing up.

"I definitely learned not to ever draw on a desk," said Alexa. "They told me with a pencil this could still happen."

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