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Schools pepper sprayed students ‘repeatedly and regularly’


After a lawsuit was filed last year on behalf of eight high school students against the Birmingham Board of Education over the use of pepper spray against them at school, one attorney from the Southern Poverty Law Center has uncovered something shocking: they could not find a single school district in the country that uses pepper spray on students as much as Birmingham Schools, the Birmingham News reports. How regularly? SPLC officials say that the frequency had reached about 100 times over the last five years. They argue that the district is violating students’ Fourth Amendment rights, WBRC reports…

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