The presence of police in UK schools could lead black and minority ethnic pupils to feel less safe, teachers have warned.

A report published today highlights teachers’ concerns that “placing more police in schools acted to criminalise and pathologise students”.

Concerns over knife crime has led to calls for more police in schools, but teachers felt a police presence could “disrupt” pupils’ view of school as a “place of sanctuary”, according to Race and Racism in English Secondary Schools, by Dr Remi Joseph-Salisbury from the University of Manchester with racial equality think tank the Runnymede Trust.

Source: Police presence at school ‘criminalises BME students’| Tes